Park City School District

Lassonde Institute University of Utah

$20,000 has been awarded to students in the 2018 Lassonde Institute Utah High School Entrepreneur Challenge.  Out of 150 innovations submitted, five teams from Park City High School and one from Wasatch High School finished in the top 20. 

School District Waives Student Fees, Plans Tax Hike

Apr 4, 2018

If you own property within the Park City School District boundaries, your taxes are going up. It’s no surprise to the Board of Education, because it planned the $8-million increase last year. Carolyn Murray has more: 

New Principal Named For Park City High School

Mar 21, 2018
Park City School District

The Park City School District has named Roger Arbabi to be the new high school principal. The former principal, Bob O’Connor, took a leave of absence in November and for personal reasons resigned his post in January. Arbabi will be calling in to talk with Leslie Thatcher on KPCW’s Local News Hour, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Carolyn Murray has this:

Two sisters from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will participate in the Park City “March for Our Lives” on Saturday. They are a few years away from voting but they both have no plans to back off pressuring politicians to do something about gun violence in schools. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Students To Protest School Gun Violence

Mar 12, 2018

Two Park City High School seniors have organized a student walkout for Wednesday. The event is part of a nationwide student protest against gun violence. The massacre in Parkland, Florida, that took 17 lives last month has been the inspiration behind this national student movement. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Board of Education received legal training on open and closed meetings and public records regulations. The board felt it was needed to bring new members up to speed and to have clear legal guidance as they go through the superintendent hiring process. Carolyn Murray has this:

Budget talks have been underway for at least six weeks at Park City School District Board of Education meetings. Discussions this week included staffing needs for elementary school intervention and changes in student fees. The state does not allow fees to be charged at the elementary school level. However, pre-school fees can be charged.  Board members are looking for more details before approving new fees for 2018-19. Carolyn Murray has this:

The issue of changing school start times is a controversial topic and the prospects of making everyone happy, with a decision, is illusive.  The Park City Board of Education met Tuesday and one of the budget discussions was the cost of changing start times in the district for the 2018/19 school year.  A statement from the School Board on Wednesday announced their decision to postpone the implementation.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City School District Supports Student Walkout

Mar 6, 2018

The Park City School District has issued a notice of support for students to participate in a nationwide protest to walk out of classes at 10 a.m. MST on Wednesday, March 14. The purpose of the event is to protest gun violence and some reports show it has gained worldwide momentum. Carolyn Murray has this:

UtahPolicy.com published an update on Monday as it follows the negotiations between Our Schools Now advocates and lawmakers.  In this final week of the Utah legislative session, they’re discussing a proposal that could pump $300 million into Utah schools every year. Carolyn Murray has this:

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