(KCPW News) It’s a rare thing in Utah when citizens lobby their government to raise taxes. But that’s exactly what’s happening in the Jordan School District on the west side of Salt Lake County, where teachers and some parents want the Board of Education to raise property taxes in order to avoid laying off 500 employees. Concerned residents packed a board meeting Tuesday, with many speaking out against the layoffs. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson spoke with Jordan Education Association President Robin Frodge to find out what teachers asked for at the meeting.
The Jordan school board already voted to raise property taxes 20 percent and drain its $20 million dollar rainy day fund last year.
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