Superintendent Jill Gildea

Park City School Board Approves Early Literacy Plan

Sep 20, 2018
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Park City’s new Superintendent, Jill Gildea isn’t quite settled in her new home in Jeremy Ranch, still, she loves her new neighborhood. Meanwhile, the school district is moving at a quick pace with board meetings and a retreat, master planning committee work and new curriculum roll-outs. Carolyn Murray has this:

     

The Park City Board of Education met Wednesday morning in the first of two team building meetings that are happening this week. The retreat will set the course for the current school year. With the new superintendent on board, it’s the first formal team building opportunity for the School District’s Executive Board. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Park City School Board approved the purchase of a 3400 square foot home for $870,000 dollars as part of the contract to provide housing for the school district superintendent. Member Petra Butler voted against the purchase outlining several concerns. Carolyn Murray has this:

KPCW reported on Wednesday that the Park City School Board approved a Master Planning Consulting Contract with GSBS Architects in their August 21st school board meeting. KPCW reported the incorrect amount for the contract to be $57,500 dollars for the services. The amount approved by the school board was $265,599 dollars to be paid to the Salt Lake City based GSBS Architectural firm.

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The Park City Board of Education announces a new top level administrative role which will be second in line after the Superintendent of Schools.  It’s a position requiring expertise in safety and facility management. With Master Facilities Planning due to start in September, the President of the Park City Board of Education says it’s a critical need as they move ahead in re-building  district administration.   Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Park City Board of Education plans to spend about $1 million out of the $20 million capital account surplus to purchase a house for use by the incoming Superintendent.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City School Board President, Andrew Caplan says when they began the search process to replace Ember Conley, they did a tremendous amount of community outreach, meeting with about 150 stakeholders.  He says they decided early on they wanted to insure current and future superintendents would be able to live in the community.          

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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: