School district split in Utah requires lots of moving

May 15, 2009
Jordan district administrators prepare to relocate and turn over central office to new Canyons district

From The Salt Lake Tribune: Five hundred employees, 450 computers, a fleet of buses, mechanics and carpentry shops, thousands of pounds of textbooks and decades of payroll records: "Moving day" for the Jordan (Utah) School District is no day-long affair. Since east-side residents voted to form their own school system, Jordan Superintendent Barry Newbold has focused on the July 1 transfer of nearly half his schools and assets to the newly formed Canyons School District. Part of that transition occurs behind the scenes -- the frantic six-week period in which Jordan vacates its central office in Sandy to make way for the Canyons team. All this while delivering seamless service to the still-intact district's 80,000 students. Until Jordan can afford permanent digs, the district will rent three buildings in West Jordan.

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