Superintendent Shad Sorensen



The South Summit School district celebrated high school seniors during a scholarship gala event night. Tuesday night. The education foundation raised about $155,000 which will be distributed to graduating seniors who qualify.

The Scholarship Gala has multiple purposes which includes fundraising and awarding various scholarships from Kamas Valley Organizations and the Community Foundation. Over half of the graduating seniors qualified and received $1,000 scholarships. South Summit School District Superintendent, Shad Sorenson says the criteria to apply is simple.


The South Summit School District finalized negotiations and both associations and administration have committed to salary increases this year.

South Summit Superintendent Shad Sorenson says the negotiating team is not ready to release the final numbers on salary increases but they have reached an agreement on teacher contracts for the next two years. The conversation delved into the challenges of offering a competitive package that includes good medical benefits and salaries that compare with other school districts such as Park City where starting salaries are $50,000.

South Summit School Board Funds All Day Kindergarten

Apr 19, 2019

The South Summit School District recently approved all- day kindergarten beginning in the fall.  To accommodate the change, they’ll be hiring two new teachers.

South Summit Elementary School Principal, Linda Flinders believes the transition to all day kindergarten will assure a more equitable opportunity for all students. She says early literacy is critical for success in life.

The South Summit School District has double digit growth impacting student enrollment and Master Planning.  This summer they will complete security projects to increase facility safety. The brand new Silver Creek Learning Academy just opened and graduation is right around the corner. Busy times for the Kamas based school district. Carolyn Murray has this.

The South Summit School Board passed a resolution to hold a bond election this November.

The bond amount is for $58.65 million, which means, if the bond is approved taxes will go up about $96 dollars a year for every $100,000 of taxable home value.

The last time South Summit held a general obligation bond was in 1988, which was the same year that the district’s current Superintendent Shad Sorenson graduated from South Summit High School. 

Innovative STEAM School Comes to South Summit

Jul 25, 2017

The South Summit School District is opening the first-ever Wasatch Back STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) school -- a public, blended-learning K-12 school. Carolyn Murray has more.