Ben Belnap

PCSD Learning Academy Takes A New Direction

May 16, 2019

Changes are coming to Park City School District’s Learning Academy in the next school year. Adjustments to administration and faculty will occur. The new model is designed to expand intervention for students who are failing classes and to provide an alternative credit recovery so they can graduate.

Assistant Superintendent of Wellness, Ben Belnap says when a student is failing more than one class, there is a deeper issue going on and the new Learning Academy model will help to address some 200 Park City students who fall into that category.

On today’s program, Summit County Council Member Kim Carson discusses the latest on how to improve the issues on the Weber River. Park City School District Assistant Superintendent of Wellness Ben Belnap discusses the changes at the Learning Academy and Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager and City Recorder Michelle Kellogg preview the upcoming “How to Run for Public office” panel.

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.

The Park City School District last year brought in nearly 40 new employees and adjusted teacher salaries with an across-the-board increase of $7,000, resulting in a budget spike of about $3.4 million for this year, which was discussed at Tuesday's school board meeting, along with master planning and potential bond issues. Carolyn Murray reports:

The Park City Board of Education meets Tuesday at 4.  Wellness and Safety continue to be at the forefront of the Administration’s priorities.  The 504 evaluation process will be updated in the 4 o’clock hour, a later discussion on Teacher Evaluations and many other topics are on the agenda.     Carolyn Murray has more: