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Park City Board Of Ed Will Take Public Input On $79 Million Bond Initiative


The Park City Board of Education meets Tuesday and will take public comments on agenda items beginning at 5.  At 6 PM, the public can give input on the $79 million general obligation bond initiative.

The public can weigh in on the Master Planning Update, which Business Administrator Todd Hauber will present. Also on the agenda is a possible decision to adopt a design and construction contract for Ecker Hill Middle School. Expanding Ecker Hill from a six/seven to a 6th through 8th-grade middle school was one of three top priorities determined by the district's master-planning initiatives.

The school board will discuss the design and build contracts for the four elementary schools. Another one of the top three priorities of the master plan is universal pre-k in the district. Expanding preK for all children includes building space for wrap-around services in two of the four elementary schools. Wrap-around services offer before and after school programs for working families.

The public input session on the $79 million bond starts at 6. If the board approves the bond for the November ballot, and if it passes, it will pay for expanding both the high school for 9th graders and Ecker Hill Middle School for 8th graders.

The board has not defined how to pay for the expansions of all four elementary schools, but those projects would run about $40 million.

The 2020-2021 school calendar has revisions due to the change in the school start date to August 23, which the board needs to formally approve. The start of school was delayed four days due to the Parleys Canyon Fire and evacuation of Pinebrook, Summit Park and Timberline.

Join the meeting at 4 PM at the Park City District offices on Kearns Boulevard. Written comment can be provided by 2 PM on Tuesday to be included in meeting records, but will not be read aloud during the public comment period.  To listen to the meeting remotely, find a YouTube link on KPCW.org.


KPCW reporter Carolyn Murray covers Summit and Wasatch County School Districts. She also reports on wildlife and environmental stories, along with breaking news. Carolyn has been in town since the mid ‘80s and raised two daughters in Park City.
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