People attending the Festival of Trees were treated to more than just hundreds of beautifully decorated Christmas trees this year. Talented members of the Jordan Youth Symphony performed a concert during the event. The group also brought the holidays to life during a combined concert with the Canyons Youth Symphony at Butler Middle School. In addition, 68 members of the Jordan District Honor Band performed beautifully during a holiday concert at Herriman High. Thanks for spreading a little musical cheer! See a fun photo gallery of the concerts on our Facebook page. ★
The District is required to notify all employees to check their withholding status and make any changes necessary to keep their tax-withholding status correct. Employees who have had any changes such as marriage, new babies, divorce, etc., can fill out a new W4 and submit it to the payroll office. If you are claiming exempt status from taxes, that status will expire mid-February. To continue to claim exempt status, employees must fill out a new W4 each year.
Tax Sheltered Annuity
Employees of Jordan School District are entitled to participate in their own Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Program. A TSA (401k, 403b or 457 Plan) allows you to set aside a certain amount of tax-free money each month toward your retirement. To participate, file the appropriate forms in the Payroll Department on or before the tenth of the month of the desired change. You may change the amount withheld for a TSA at any time during the year.
Many changes in TSA laws take place each year, and employees are responsible for being aware of these changes. The Payroll Department cannot advise you or figure the amount you can put into a TSA. To help you learn more about TSA laws, please attend the benefits fair that will be sponsored by the District or contact your TSA company representative. A list of TSA companies that currently have payroll deduction options with the District is available on the Payroll Department’s page at www.jordandistrict.org/departments/payroll/. The District cannot endorse any TSA plan or company.★
It’s a Christmas tree dedicated to children with chronic illnesses who continue to attend school trying to maintain a normal life. District school nurses designed the tree and decorated it to recognize children with tremendous medical challenges. The nurses want people to know these brave children still come to school with a desire to learn just like other students. Nine nurses donated their time and supplies to the special project knowing all proceeds from the sale of the tree would go to children at Primary Children’s Hospital. We are so proud of the work district nurses do each and every day. See more photos on our Facebook page. ★
When temperatures plummet transportation employees are put to the test, working tirelessly to keep District buses running. The top priority is the safety of children, getting them out of the cold and onto a warm bus to school. Every day more than 170 buses are dispatched District wide. These buses are exposed to the elements outside at night. Our mechanics have a challenge to make sure every bus will start in the morning. They have installed oil pan and block heaters, as well as battery chargers on the buses. When temperatures fall dramatically, the District has additional employees arrive overnight and work on weekends to routinely start and service buses. If buses do not start and will be delayed by more than 10 minutes, a Skylert message lets parents know. Please help protect your child by dressing him/her according to weather conditions. In addition, please make sure we have your updated phone number in Skyward, and have a backup plan if the bus is running unusually late. Understand that our bus drivers, mechanics and transportation staff will continue to battle the frigid temperatures to make sure our buses run their routes safely and on time. We thank these dedicated employees for all they do! Check out more photos on our Facebook page.