DALLAS - As Utah lawmakers consider how to equalize funding across school districts, the state's largest is dividing up its own cash as one half of the district prepares to secede.

In a process tinged with acrimony, the Jordan School District board of trustees last week voted 4 to 2 to give the west side of the district $17 million, about $7 million more than will be provided to the east when the split comes in 17 months.

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