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West Jordan Votes to Split from School District

West Jordan Votes to Split from School District

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Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio Another city has voted to move forward with a split from the Jordan School District but this time on the west side.

West Jordan Mayor David Newton said he feels the city can do a better job with education than the Jordan School District. "I know there's realities here which we probably haven't even imagined, but the potential here is that we could be the best district in the state," he said.

The mayor and the city council voted 4-3 to put it to the voters in November. That means the Jordan district could be split three ways: between West Jordan, the east side cities and the rest of the cities.

Meanwhile, Riverton's city council voted last night to wait for more information to see if the city should sue over the right to vote over the split.

Members of the Salt Lake County Council had hoped to put off the votes but were overruled by the Legislature.

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