Jordan (Utah) School District says it needs 19 new schools in next decade

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Jordan School District is expecting enrollment to increase by more than 29,000 students in the next 10 years for the communities it serves, which include Herriman, South Jordan, Riverton, Bluffdale and West Jordan.

To find room for all those students, Jordan Schools is saying it needs 19 new schools in the next decade.

"We're growing right now by 2000-2500 students a year, which equates to two-and-a-half elementary schools a year," said Riesgraf. "We want to provide a quality education for our children, but we have to have some place to put them."

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