Andrew Caplan

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Jessica Lowell's update on Coalville's plan to deal with drought conditions in North Summit County.

( 02:52) Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson recaps some of the highlights from Tuesday's meeting.

( 18:05) PCSD Board of Education Member Andrew Caplan talks about creative options and ideas they are considering for financing the school district facilities expansions as defined by the Master Planning Process.


The Park City School Board is faced with a wide range of opinions about how to safely conduct class during the COVID-19 pandemic.


A letter sent to parents in the Park City School District has prompted some to cry foul for inappropriate endorsement of a school board election where three seats are on the ballot. While two of the seats are uncontested, a controversial campaign to unseat the existing board president has been lodged by a write in candidate.

Andrew Caplan

Three Park City Board of Education seats are up for election – only one of them - District 2 - has a race – but only because Thomas Cooke filed in time  as a write in candidate. He is challenging the board's current President, Andrew Caplan. Both candidates talked to KPCW's Leslie Thatcher this  week during the Local News Hour.

Here is Andrew Caplan's interview:

On today's Local News Hour:

( 04:41) Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 17:44) Park City School Board Candidate and Incumbent for District 2 Andrew Caplan.

( 36:14) Andrew Cohen Park City Museum on The Glenwood Cemetery Tours Moving Online.

( 43:43) Park City Ski and Snowboard Coach Adam Loomis has details on the final Fall Trail Series race happening on Friday.

PCSD-Master Plan

The Park City School District Future of Education master plan outlines three major initiatives which could cost taxpayers up to $200 million.

KPCW has this update outlining where the candidates stand on the future of education plan.

The Park City School Board recently voted unanimously to create a building authority which would enable them to fund capital projects through other means besides a school bond.



The Park City Rotary Club hosted a Park City Board of Education pre-election-day forum on Tuesday. Three seats are open, with only one being contested.

The candidate forum kicked off with a discussion about communication. The Park City School District no longer has a Communication Director with Superintendent Jill Gildea repurposing the funds for that position and picking up that role.



The American Federation of Teachers Utah Chapter Labor Union wants the Park City School District Board of Education to designate one day during the school week to on-line learning only. The school board is holding a special meeting Tuesday to consider an early release one day a week but does not plan to close to in school learning for a full day at this time.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(03:23) -Story: Vail CEO Answers Winter Reservation FAQs

(07:53) - Park City School District Superintendent Jill Gildea and Board of Education President Andrew Caplan have a recap of Tuesday’s board meeting. The board adopted a resolution appointing themselves as members of the Local Building Authority. This is the first step in using lease revenue bonds to pay for new school facilities.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:05 ) Park City School District Superintendent Jill Gildea and Board of Education President Andrew Caplan talk about the back to school plans. The new school year begins on Thursday.

( 14:06 ) Snyderville Basin Recreation District Interim Director Melissa O’Brien and Jess Kirby, Open Space Management Supervisor, have an update on trailhead parking and the multi-year Forest Health and Hazardous Fuel Reduction project that starts next month.

Park City School District / PCSD

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office opened and closed an investigation Friday into allegations of vandalism at Park City Superintendent Jill Gildea’s house. Law enforcement determined no criminal activity occurred.

On today’s program, Park City School Board President Andrew Caplan talks about the rock throwing incident last Friday breaking a window in the school district home where the superintendent and her family live. South Summit School Superintendent Shad Sorenson discusses the results of the $87 million bond that failed in yesterday's election and what's next. Interim Park City Manager Matt Dias and Economic Development Manager Jonathan Weidenhamer preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting.


The Park City Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a $5.2 million tax increase. The additional revenue will go toward district salary increases that were put in place two years ago, as part of the three-year contract negotiated in 2017.

The increase is less than what Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber thought it would be when he presented the budget to the board in May. The increase was expected to be closer to $5.6 million.

On today’s program, Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber and School Board President Andrew Caplan review Tuesday night's school board meeting and truth in taxation hearing and Jocelyn Scudder Managing Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council talks about the free Art on Trails event coming up on Saturday.


The Park City Board of Education discussed the four grade alignment options during the work session on Tuesday. Having the master planning survey results and the preliminary estimates showing a range of project costs helped them to eliminate two of the four options from consideration.