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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:

On today’s program, Summit County Lieutenant Justin Hemingway and Park City School District Associate Superintendent of Wellness Ben Belnap talk about Front Line, Blue Line – an event taking place on September 10th at PCHS. This is an opportunity for parents to learn more about how to keep kids safe , identify risky behaviors and what to do about it.

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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The Park City School District approved about $3 million  in safety updates last year. The efforts included automatic door locking systems, elementary school perimeter fencing, entryway reconstruction and new glass installation. The district is struggling to get some of the projects wrapped up due to scheduling sub-contractors.

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The Park City School Board unanimously passed a $5.6 million tax increase on Tuesday evening.  Four of the five public comments given during the hearings expressed concern with the budget increase. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City School District Business Administrator, Todd Hauber kicked off the meeting with a presentation outlining the details of how school funding in Utah works. He also supplied a summary of the budget. Details of his presentation can be found on the district website.

Federal Education Funding Tied To Test Participation

Jul 26, 2018
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Changes to Standardized Testing starts this year for all Utah students. The changes overall are considered positive by the Park City School District Administration even though federal funding may be impacted. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Park City School District will have the new Superintendent in place by the start of school in August.  She comes from the Greenwich, Connecticut school district which shares common goals and objectives.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Superintendent Jill Gildea leaves the Greenwich School District effective the end of July and according to Park City Business Administrator Todd Hauber, she’ll be in Park City no later than the 23rd of August. 

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The Park City Board of Education plans to spend about $1 million out of the $20 million capital account surplus to purchase a house for use by the incoming Superintendent.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City School Board President, Andrew Caplan says when they began the search process to replace Ember Conley, they did a tremendous amount of community outreach, meeting with about 150 stakeholders.  He says they decided early on they wanted to insure current and future superintendents would be able to live in the community.          

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The Park City School Board was not able to vote on the 2018-19 Budget or on the proposed $5.6 million tax increase during the regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday.  They had just two of five board members and therefore no quorum to legally vote on any of the action items on the agenda.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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Summer vacation is now officially underway for Park City students. Wednesday was the final day of school. Seniors graduated last week.  Changes are coming for the 2018/19 school year with a new Superintendent and a new High School Principal joining the Administrative team.    Carolyn Murray has this:

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