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Habitat for Humanity is hosting the Women's Financial Education Workshop, a six-week program on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., begining October 3. This is a free opportunity for women to meet and learn how to improve their financial situation. To register, email: finance@habitat-utah.org. Space is limited. 

Park City School Board Approves Early Literacy Plan

Sep 20, 2018
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Park City’s new Superintendent, Jill Gildea isn’t quite settled in her new home in Jeremy Ranch, still, she loves her new neighborhood. Meanwhile, the school district is moving at a quick pace with board meetings and a retreat, master planning committee work and new curriculum roll-outs. Carolyn Murray has this:

     

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The Park City School District’s newly established master planning committee met for the 1st time last week. Committee members will meet regularly for the next eight months to identify the district’s educational direction. Based on suggestions from the community, a 15-person steering committee will bring options to an executive board who will then make final recommendations to the school board. Carolyn Murray has this:  

   

Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber sits on the Executive Committee. He describes the master planning process as layered.  

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The Park City Board of Education spent nearly eight hours this week  in a team building retreat with the new superintendent and the district business administrator. As a result, the Executive Board now has a handful of unified goals and objectives for the coming year. However, most of the members said they’ve been very frustrated with public criticism of their decisions. Carolyn Murray has this:

During the two days of meetings, the board addressed issues on leadership, public relations and academic objectives.

The Park City Board of Education met Wednesday morning in the first of two team building meetings that are happening this week. The retreat will set the course for the current school year. With the new superintendent on board, it’s the first formal team building opportunity for the School District’s Executive Board. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Park City School District and the Summit County Sheriff’s office will host an event on Monday for parents and caregivers to learn about issues that threaten the wellbeing of our children. They’ll have an expert talking about the Dark Web, deadly drugs and overall risky elements that are easily accessed through the internet. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Park City School Board approved the purchase of a 3400 square foot home for $870,000 dollars as part of the contract to provide housing for the school district superintendent. Member Petra Butler voted against the purchase outlining several concerns. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Park City School District has held Bike to School Day events for more than a decade but it’s always been in the spring time. This year, the Park City Transportation Department and McPolin Elementary coordinated a companion event for the start of school, rather than at the end. They’re hoping to launch the new school year by encouraging kids and parents to ride safely and ride often.  Carolyn Murray was at the event and has this:

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We are taught about success in life from the time we are born. As children we grow up having a dominant narrative of what success looks like and if things like race, culture and religion aren’t discussed, people often develop a sense of wrongness when it comes to being different from the mainstream. Park City’s Treasure Mountain Junior High School offers a program for teachers to consider how bias can influence how we interact with others. Carolyn Murray has this:

KPCW reported on Wednesday that the Park City School Board approved a Master Planning Consulting Contract with GSBS Architects in their August 21st school board meeting. KPCW reported the incorrect amount for the contract to be $57,500 dollars for the services. The amount approved by the school board was $265,599 dollars to be paid to the Salt Lake City based GSBS Architectural firm.

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