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A9 – Named Gifts to Jordan School District

  • Effective: 6/18/1996
  • Revision:
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2015

  1. Board Directive
    With the aim of improving instructional opportunities for students, it is the policy of the Board to encourage members of the private sector to make substantial financial contributions to the school system.  Further, it is the directive of the Board to assure that major contributors are appropriately recognized in a long-lasting, meaningful way.  Therefore, the Board authorizes the Administration to develop provisions for administering a policy on named gifts to Jordan School District.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The policy on named gifts shall be administered as follows:

    1. Named gifts to Jordan School District shall not impact, restrict, or limit the Board’s ability to purchase, sell or trade property and award contracts in the best interest of the District.
    2. All named gifts shall be unanimously recommended to the Board of Education by the Board of Directors of the Jordan Education Foundation.
    3. The person for whom a gift is named must be a well-respected individual whose name will lend dignity and status to the school or facility.
    4. Naming schools for donors
      Gifts valued at $1,000,000 or more which facilitate construction of a new school may be recognized by naming the school for the donor or the donor’s designee under the following conditions:

      1. The donor is the largest single contributor to the project.
      2. The Board has not already committed to name the school for a previously qualifying donor.
    5. Naming facilities for donors including auditoriums, field houses, stadiums, media centers, computer labs, science centers, etc.
      Gifts valued at $250,000 or more which facilitate capital improvements at an existing school or District-owned building; e.g., remodels, additions, reconstruction, etc., may be recognized by naming the improved facility for the donor or donor’s designee under the following conditions:

      1. The donor is the largest single contributor to the project.
      2. The Board has not already committed to name the facility for a previously qualifying donor.
    6. Recognizing gifts with plaques or other appropriate memorials
      Gifts valued at $25,000 or more which are used to improve educational facilities, to provide services for students or staff, or to enhance educational programs may be recognized with a plaque or other appropriate memorial at the location where the gift is received.

      1. The gift must make a significant difference to the educational system.
      2. The gift must help achieve a goal established by the school or other educational entity.