Park City School Board

On today's Local News Hour: 

(03:27) - Michelle Deininger reports on the communication with Spanish-speaking residents affected from the evacuations from the Parleys Canyon Fire.

(07:56) - Evacuations caused by the Parleys Canyon Fire were lifted last night at 8pm. 

(10:48) - Park City School District Board President Erin Grady and Business Administrator Todd Hauber talk about the board’s decision to run a bond in November. (29:00) - Parleys Canyon Fire Update with Fire Information Officer Nick Howell (35:41) - Park City Manager Matt Dias has a preview of this week's city council meeting.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Charlie Sturgis with the weekly Mountain Trails Report.

( 02:15) Park City Planning Commison addresses building height exceptions and setbacks in Wednesday night's meeting as Sean Higgins reports.

( 06:29 ) Javier Alegre with Latino Behavioral Health Services presents at noon on April 27th on Increasing Equitable Access to Latinx Communites.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:29) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 16:16) Jessica Lowell reports on the vaccination clinic at the Park City High School.

( 18:52) Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project Dr. Susan Madsen has details on new reserach showing COVID-19's impact on Utah women and work - specifically looking at Summit and Wasatch Counties.

On today's Local News Hour:

(05:20) Park City School Board President Erin Grady and Business Administrator Todd Hauber talk about the consent agenda approval of the MOCA contract and plans for a bond initiative for 2021.

(21:34) U. S. Ski and Snowboard Update with Communications Manager Lara Carlton.

(36:29) Tech Executive, Motivational Speaker and Author Chad Foster talks about his day on the slopes of Deer Valley with the National Ability Center and NAC Program/Education Director Tracy Meier has details on the 32nd annual Huntsman Cup. 


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.

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.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 05:59) Todd Hauber PCSD Business Administrator talks about enrollment counts and school board meeting update.

( 24:08) Park City School Board Write in Candidate Thomas Cooke.

(  36:41) Park City Historic Alliance Executive Director Alison Kuhlow with an update from yesterday's board meeting.



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.

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.


Park City School District contract negotiations have been terminated by the Board of Education. An announcement was sent to district personnel stating there would be no salary increases this year due to expected revenue shortfalls from the COVID-19 impacts.  A board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 4 with public input scheduled for 5 P.M.

According to Co-President of the Park City Teacher’s Association Julie Hooker, the impacts to the school district budget are not yet known and the decision to terminate negotiations is unprecedented.


The Park City Board of Education unanimously endorsed three primary master planning initiatives in their meeting this week. It could result in expanding and remodeling six out of seven schools in the district.

A district wide grade realignment will be needed to follow the direction from the master planning committee. The community spoke loud and clear, says Superintendent Jill Gildea, that they want universal pre-school in each of the four neighborhood elementary schools.  She says they are looking at a hybrid solution to also accommodate afterschool care.

On today’s program, Assistant Summit County Manager Janna Young and Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Yoder discuss the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. U.S. Paralympian Chris Waddell, who will be inducted into the Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame November 1st.



The Park City Community Foundation has worked for nearly a year on their social equity project. They’ve gathered data and focused on three key areas that include housing, education and inclusion. On Tuesday afternoon, they’ll present their findings to the Park City School Board of Education.


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.

The Park City Board of Education will hold a swearing in for the new district 3 school board member in the next board meeting later this month. KPCW had a chance to meet with Wendy Crossland and talk about her background and hopes for the school district.