Business Administrator Todd Hauber


The Park City School District’s preliminary budget shows a 2% increase for next year. However, the state wants school districts to anticipate possible cuts that could amount to up to 10% reductions in funding.

The school district’s $82.2 million draft budget is based on January 1 property valuations. Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber says the COVID-19 economic impact was not part of those assessments.

The 2020 Utah Legislature will finish up on March 12. With two weeks left in the session, lawmakers have yet to hammer out this year’s education funding bill.

Business Administrator Todd Hauber says while recent updates for the state general fund show a shortfall of about $12 million, the general education fund was up by about $77 million, compared to what had been forecasted in December. Income tax in Utah funds education, and Hauber is watching legislation that could allow for different types of income tax reductions.


The Park City School District 2019 student enrollment is 4757 which is 38 fewer students than forecast and 23 fewer than last year. The final enrollment numbers influence the school board’s decisions to close district schools.

The decision must be made by December 1  of the board’s decision to close all Park City Schools until further evaluation can be done.


Park City School District purchased a home in Jeremy Ranch in 2018 as part of an incentive to provide housing inside the school district boundaries for the new superintendent. A project to improve safety of the driveway was started this summer. The $200,000 price tag has garnered public criticism.

Carolyn Murray has details about how the issue has escalated into allegations of harassment and vandalism at the home now occupied by Superintendent Jill Gildea.


The Park City School Board received an enrollment update in Tuesday’s meeting that shows 15 fewer students in the district compared to last year.

Park City School District Business Administrator, Todd Hauber says the enrollment variance from last year to this year is so small it’s considered flat.

On today'a show host Emily Means talks with Park City Transportation Director Alfred Knotts and new Transit Manager Kim Fjelsted who give updates on transit and housing for transit drivers; Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber recaps Tuesday’s school board meeting; National Ability Center CEO Kevin Stickleman talks about this year's Annual Luncheon honoring military service members; and Wendy Lavitt, a volunteer with Nuzzles and Co. has details on the upcoming Casino Night fundraiser at Skullcandy on October 25.


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.

PCSD Budget 2020 / PCSD

The Park City School District Board of Education is holding a Truth in Taxation Hearing Tuesday to get input on a $5 million tax increase for this school year. If approved, it would be the fourth school tax increase since 2013.

Park City School District / PCSD


The Park City School District budget is $80 million and includes the anticipated $5.7 million tax increase. Due to an increase in property assessments, tax payers will pay about $11.00 per $100,000 assessed value.

Park City School District Business Administrator, Todd Hauber says the budget on target with expectations.

Park City School District On Legislative Watch

Feb 21, 2019

Each year, the Park City School District carefully watches legislation during the 45-day session.  They’re monitoring school safety bills, standardized testing policy and bills requiring seat belts on school buses.


The 2019 legislative session starts its 45-day session on Jan 28th. With Utah’s robust economy and Governor Gary Herbert’s budget proposing a 4% increase in the WPU, education funding will be watched by school districts throughout the state. Carolyn Murray has this update:


Park City enrollment numbers were down about one percent this year over last year. The impact on the budget will result in a short fall of state funds of about $250,000-dollars. The school budget has a little padding that covers the impacts of the lost revenues without dipping into any other essential funds. Carolyn Murray has this:

Business Administrator, Todd Hauber manages the Park City School District’s $78 million-dollar budget. He said the budget audits are nearly complete and it looks like they have reserves to cover the difference in WPU state funds.


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.


The Park City Board of Education has hired Dr. Jill Gildea as the school district’s new superintendent. The Board has also approved a substantially larger pay and benefit package than paid to former superintendents – saying district patrons will get what they pay for.    Click here to see Gildea's employment agreement with the school district.


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: