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The 2018 Park City High School Graduation Ceremony was held Friday evening. It’s the biggest class ever to graduate with 392 seniors all donned in gowns and caps proceeding out onto the Dozier Field. The program delivered music, oratory appreciations and the visual red and white feast of a Park City High School graduation. Carolyn Murray has this report. 

Jill Gildea

The Park City Board unanimously approved Dr. Jill Gildea to be the new Superintendent replacing Ember Conley who did not renew her contract with the school district in 2017.  Dr. Gildea most recently was head of the Greenwich Public School System in Connecticut.  Carolyn Murray has this: 

Park City School District

Park City High School Seniors will graduate on June 1st which is 5 days before school lets out for the lower grades.  It’s out of the ordinary to have students still in classes right up to the day of graduation but the calendar committee had no choice when setting things in place.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The South Summit School District has double digit growth impacting student enrollment and Master Planning.  This summer they will complete security projects to increase facility safety. The brand new Silver Creek Learning Academy just opened and graduation is right around the corner. Busy times for the Kamas based school district. Carolyn Murray has this.

School Board Is Hiring

May 2, 2018

The Park City School District is interviewing superintendent candidates on Saturday and they’re in the midst of a hiring frenzy for many other openings. There are 13 positions already approved for next year and administrators are hoping for school board approval for another seven new Interventionist and vice principal positions.  On May 1, Interim Superintendent David Gomez announced two administrative appointments for the 2018-19 school year. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City School Board plans to have a preliminary budget ready for public view by their June 5 meeting. They have three or four budget line items that still need to be approved that will involve substantial expense to the district. Carolyn Murray has details:

The Dixieland band plays When The Saints Come Marching In as school administrators, students and teachers watch the parade of Doilney family members, Deer Valley representatives and Park City Education Foundation officials blitz each school in the district with fanfare, all meant to recognize the recipient of the Doilney Family Excellent Educator Award. Carolyn Murray has the details:

The Park City School District Superintendent Search is in the final stages.  There are six semi-finalist candidates who will visit the school district on May 5th.  A selection committee has been named that will conduct the interviews and make a decision on the final selection.   Carolyn Murray has this:

District Employees

–Bob Edmiston: McPolin Elementary Principal

–Shannon Hase: Park City Learning Academy teacher and parent of secondary students

–Abby McNulty:  Park City Education Foundation Executive and parent of elementary students

The Park City Day School is the outcome of a merger of two local private schools: the Park City Academy and the Colby School.  They’ve been operating since 2010 offering preschool through eighth grade. The learning model used considers the whole child, which means they put emphasis on student’s emotional as well as academic development.  The school is working on International Baccalaureate accreditation. There is also a student-led effort to ban single use plastic bags in Summit County. Carolyn Murray has the story:

The Park City Board of Education is ready to tackle the next step in selecting a new school superintendent. A recruiting firm has identified dozens of applicants and now the board will convene a selection committee. Carolyn Murray has this:

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