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August 18, 2014

You own a home in Morgan County valued at $276,000, the average assessed value in the county.  Last year, you paid $1,184 in taxes according to the 0.007805 certified tax rate set by the Utah State Tax Commission. 

You own a home in Morgan County valued at $276,000, the average assessed value in the county.  Last year, you paid $1,184 in taxes according to the 0.007805 certified tax rate set by the Utah State Tax Commission. 
August 14, 2014
Audit addresses Trojan Center construction, internal controls

The Morgan County School District is sharing results of a special Utah State Office of Education audit spurred by anonymous complaints regarding how construction of the Trojan Century Center was funded.
“Callers were telling the state office of education they felt there was some misappropriation of dollars in the creation of the Trojan center,” Superintendent Doug Jacobs said. 

The Morgan County School District is sharing results of a special Utah State Office of Education audit spurred by anonymous complaints regarding how construction of the Trojan Century Center was funded.

July 10, 2014

 

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

May 1, 2014

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.
Applications will be available in February for the 15- to 20-member advisory committee.

January 25, 2014

While the state is considering requiring 24 high school credits before graduation, the Morgan County School District superintendent is wondering if reducing Morgan High School’s 30 graduation requirements could save money in an already tight budget.

While the state is considering requiring 24 high school credits before graduation, the Morgan County School District superintendent is wondering if reducing Morgan High School’s 30 graduation requirements could save money in an already tight budget.

December 28, 2013

Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year.  She was selected from a group of five applications.  The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.

Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year.  She was selected from a group of five applications.  The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.

December 28, 2013

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

October 19, 2013

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

October 14, 2013

I want to applaud Morgan County School District Superintendent Doug Jacobs for his willingness to look at the four-day school week. This is a creative solution that can alleviate the district’s budget problems. It is no secret that the Century Center is costing us approximately $350,000 per year. The budget savings from a four-day week would easily cover the cost of the Century Center.   It will also help the district cope with the additional costs of Obamacare.

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October 14, 2013

Dr. Jacobs celebrates reading with Morgan Elementary School third grade students. Morgan School District Superintendent Doug Jacobs and elementary students across the county celebrated reading last week in an attempt to Read for the Record.  The Pearson Foundation, in partnership with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign and the Governor’s Office, supplied the book “Otis” by Loren Long.  County children and children across the state attempted to set a new record by all reading the same book.

Dr. Jacobs celebrates reading with Morgan Elementary School third grade students.

October 8, 2013

Morgan County School Board members want to form an audit committee in an effort to make their budgets and finances more transparent to the community, but are still developing the details.

Morgan County School Board members want to form an audit committee in an effort to make their budgets and finances more transparent to the community, but are still developing the details.

October 5, 2013

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.
“It is hard to make it please everyone because there are so many variables,” said Superintendent Doug Jacobs.  

October 5, 2013

As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions.  The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.

As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions.  The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.

October 5, 2013

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.
“It is hard to make it please everyone because there are so many variables,” said Superintendent Doug Jacobs.  

September 1, 2013

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

April 20, 2013

The Morgan County School District announced its selection for its next superintendent of schools.

The Morgan County School District announced its selection for its next superintendent of schools. 
Dr. Doug Jacobs from Kanab will take over as Morgan’s new superintendent July 1.  Ken Adams will step down as superintendent June 30.