Business Administrator Todd Hauber

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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.

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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.

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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:

The Park City School District announced it is taking applications for stakeholders interested in joining the steering committee to oversee a new Master Planning effort. In 2015 the school district worked with architects and designers to identify facility needs across the district and that exercise resulted in a bond measure.  However, it failed at the ballot box that same year.  The school board is ready to start the master planning process in the fall of 2018 which will determine future capital projects for the school district.  Carolyn Murray has the update on 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 Park City Board of Education meets Tuesday at 9 a.m. to continue discussions on changing start times for the junior high and high schools. Research from the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has highlighted the health impacts that exhaustion has on teenagers. Carolyn Murray has this:

The fiscal picture for Utah shows a $500-million budget surplus. The money will be allocated towards salaries and construction projects. There’s another surplus of $25 to $80 million coming from the federal tax overhaul. Local school district officials hope education funding will receive some. Carolyn Murray has this: