Skip to main content

South Jordan Journal

Bingham High students to start year with online learning, but not because of COVID

Aug 03, 2021 01:40PM ● By Julie Slama

By Julie Slama|[email protected]

For the first time in Jordan School District history, a construction project has impacted the first day of in-person learning.

Bingham High School students will start the 2021-22 school year with two weeks of online learning instead of attending in-person. Part of a six-year, $37,863,000 renovation project, which was scheduled for completion by Aug. 16, was delayed because of supply chain disruptions and shortages in materials like sheet metal, along with a pandemic-related labor shortage, said Jordan School District spokeswoman Sandy Riesgraf.

“The renovation project impacts 70 percent of the classrooms upstairs and construction crews are working around the clock to complete the project.” she said. “We anticipate students will return to in-person, face-to-face learning at Bingham High School on Monday, August 30.”

This renovation project is being completed in six phases and will enhance educational opportunities for students and is expected to extend the life of the 46-year-old Bingham High building.