Park City School District

Park City School District

Two financing options were presented to the Park City Board of Education at its April 20 meeting to pay for the cost of implementing the $154 million master plan.

 

The school district has hired Stifel, an investment banking firm, to advise on the financial aspect of the plan. Stifel representative Matt Dugdale presented the board with details on cost options should the school board go with a general obligation bond or a lease revenue bond. 

 

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Tuition rates for the Park City School District’s Pre-K program could rise next school year after the Utah Department of Workforce Services denied the district a grant that would have funded a third of expenses.

 

Business Administrator Todd Hauber, presenting the fiscal year 2022 budget to the Park City Board of Education at a meeting on Tuesday, said he was surprised by the denial of the grant last week.

 

The school district will now have to make up $100,000 this year and in future years.

 

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During a contentious public hearing at the Park City School District’s office on Wednesday, April 20, the Park City Board of Education heard from unmasked parents who want the school district to override the state mask mandate still in place for schools through the end of the school year. 

 

Parents involved with the baseball program also asked the board to install artificial turf on the high school diamond.

 

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The Park City School District is considering various financing options to pay for the estimated $100 to $140 million in school facility expansions set forth in its master plan going forward.

 

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Park City High School

The upcoming distribution of federal money coming through the American Relief Act of 2021 will address the academic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, but the Park City School District isn't waiting around for those funds to take stock of student growth.

 

Utah schools have had a two-year hiatus in achievement testing. Pandemic-caused shutdowns last year eliminated the end-of-year achievement testing across the state. The state board of education also invalidated all 2019 assessment test results due to system problems.   

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The Park City School District Board of Education will hold a special work session 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Park City School District offices on Kearns Boulevard. The work session will consider facilities renovations proposed for the next five years.

 

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So far, the defendants at the state, county and school district level haven’t filed any extensive replies to the federal lawsuit filed by two Park City parents. 

 

Holly and Mark McClure claim their family’s rights were violated when their children were required to be tested for COVID-19 in order to attend in-person learning at school.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Utah Avalanche Forcast Center report.

( 02:34) Wasatch Back Citizens Climate Lobby Member Tom Moyer has an update.

( 17:25) Park City Councilmember Nann Worel with a recap of last night's council meeting.

( 30:40) Sean Higgins reports on a Survey that finds 68% of Local Businesses are in favor of an extended mask mandate

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At its Tuesday meeting, the Park City Board of Education discussed the next steps for financing the district's master planning priorities. 

 

No decisions on a general obligation bond have been made. More cost and phasing details have been requested. 

 

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Park City High School

A recent demographic study done for the Park City School District shows the potential for flat or even declining growth in enrollment over the next decade. 

 

With this new information, the school board meets on Tuesday, March 16, to discuss a possible school bond initiative to meet its three priorities.

 

Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber said a new demographic study was needed as the most recent one from five years ago had grown outdated. 

 

Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber talks about the special work session held last week to review a new demographic study, and next steps for master planning.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(00:00) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center

(06:57) - Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber talks about the special work session held last week to review a new demographic study and the next steps for Master Planning.

(22:29) - U. S. Ski and Snowboard Update with Cross Country Communications Manager Tom Horrocks.

(33:34) - Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Dana Jones has a monthly update.

A pair of Park City parents have filed suit in U.S. District Court against a requirement that their two children have to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test in order to receive in-person schooling.

 

The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, March 10. 

 

The parents, Holly and Mark McClure, on behalf of their two children, are objecting to an order from the Utah Department of Health that permits local schools to require a test.

 

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With state lawmakers setting a base budget early in the session, Utah school districts have a good idea of what to expect for the coming school year. At this point, the Park City School District will see an additional $1.2 million, but will still need to increase taxes.

 

Lawmakers added $400 million in new funding to the public education base budget including money to cover student growth, inflation, as well as $1,500 bonuses for teachers and $1,000 bonuses for many other school staff members.

 

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