Park City Education Foundation

On today's Local News Hour:

(04:25) Mountain Mediation Ex. Director Gretchen Lee and Outreach Coordinator Lirio Sanchez talk about some of the work they're doing on landlord/tenant mediation and the upcoming Community Conversations on Reimagining Our Justice System (that will be held in Spanish).

( 24:30) Park City Education Foundation Executive Director Abby McNulty has details on preparing for a new school year and school registration.

  It appears Park City students will have the option of going to class in person or online next school year, according to a letter from the school superintendent, Jill Gildea, which is posted on the school district’s website, Kindergarten through 12th grade classes for the 2020 / 2021 school year start August 20th. 

Today on the Local News Hour:

(08:27) - Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson talks with Carolyn about the court ordered stay on a disputed case between the city of Midway and Rocky Mountain Power.

(20:20) - The Christian Center of Park City Executive Director Rob Harter discusses the services they offer for those individuals and families who are struggling to meet rent and utility payments during this time.

Today on the Local News Hour: 

( 8:42) - New Kimball Art Center Executive Director Aldy Miliken tells us about himself and why he wanted this job that he starts July 1st.

( 22:52) - Made in Park City Founder Abby Hatch has details on her new brand.

( 35:08) - Park City Education Foundation Associate Director of Communication and Development Jen Billow has an update on teacher grants and the McGuire Family Foundation Student Service Award.

Park City Education Foundation


COVID-19 restrictions have shut down many events along the Wasatch Back. The Park City Education Foundation’s popular – and most significant fundraiser – Running with Ed - was also cancelled this year.

However, as KPCW reports -- two Park City School District teachers aren’t letting that get in the way of logging their own miles for education.

Today on the Local News Hour, Carolyn is joined by -Summit County Assessor Stephanie Larson. She talks about the extension given to businesses on their personal property tax payments. Filing still must happen by May 15 but payments can be postponed until August 15.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including planning efforts for our community's recovery.  Park City High School English Language Teacher Melanie Moffat has details about a new website It's a community building and social distancing activity for students in the Park City School District, funded with a grant from the Park City Education Foundation.

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation CEO Colin Hilton talks about how the Olympic venues, as well as the teams that rely on these training venues, are dealing with the shut down due to COVID-19. Rob Harter, Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City has an update about the services his organization is offering during the COVID-19 crisis and Park City Education Foundation Ex. Director Abby McNulty talks about the Express Grant Fund and how it's benefitting students and teachers as schools are closed and learning is happening remotely.

courtesy Running With Ed / Park City Education Foundation

At a risk of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Park City Education Foundation has canceled its annual fundraiser – Running with Ed, citing the importance of well-being and safety.

The 11th annual relay running event raises about $280,000 a year for Park City schools so the decision to cancel wasn’t an easy one says Jen Billow, The Foundation’s Associate Director of Marketing and Communication.

Billow says, it just made sense this year to cancel, rather than postpone…

The new Director of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Pitt Grewe talks about his new job and what he hopes to bring to it. Park City Summit County Arts Council Executive Director Jocelyn Scudder has a follow up on Friday's meeting with arts organizations about how to move forward from being shut down.



The Park City Education Foundation is making changes in their teacher grants program. They raise money in the community to support their vision to launch well prepared, curiosity driven, creative, citizens of the world. They funnel the money they raise to support teacher projects that would otherwise not be possible to sustain. This year, they selected 22 of 50 teacher grant submissions.

About 20 recent high school graduates posed for a photo. The students are members of the Bright Futures program, the students are all of Latin decent
Park City School District

Park City Education Foundation serves the Park City Community through a variety of programs. One of their programs aimed to help low-income families get their kids to and through college.

PC Ed Foundation Executive Director Abby McNulty says Bright Futures is a mentorship program for first generation, low-income college going students, intended to help them get to and through college.

The Park City Education Foundation is getting a little help from grandparents in the community Thursday.

Lynn Fey is the mother of Jody Fey, a Park City Education Foundation board member. Even so, Lynn says she didn’t realize what the Education Foundation does to support and fund educational programming for Park City School District students like her grandchildren, so she figured many other grandparents probably didn’t know, either.

On the Local News Hour: Park City Chamber Bureau CEO Bill Malone has details on his presentation to the Summit County Council on summer visitation and a look ahead at this winter; Professional Dog Trainer and Director of Rocky Mountain Therapy Dogs Amy Francis has details about her new nonprofit organization that provides canine therapeutic and education services for Summit and Wasatch counties; and Park City Education Foundation Associate Director, Communications and Development Jen Billow talks about the class and school winners for Beat the Call and STEM initiative.


 In their monthly update, the Park City Education Foundation has details about the Elementary Visual Arts partnership, known as EVA, to bring arts education to the youngest learners in the district.According to Executive Director of the Park City Education Foundation, Abby McNulty, the Utah legislature cut funding for elementary art programs a long time ago.