Education

Park City High School Dress Code is More Explicit

Sep 5, 2017

Park City High School has a new dress code this fall.  They’ve backed away from the old measurement standards and have introduced more explicit descriptions of what’s acceptable and what’s not.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

Meghan Zarnetske

A Park City 8th grade teacher has been selected as a finalist for the President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching for 2017. It’s the highest award in Math and Science Education.   Carolyn Murray has more:  

Park City School District-Bob O'Connor Presentation

More Latino students at Park City High School are better prepared for college thanks to a popular summer school program.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

Trailside Elementary Welcomes New Principal

Aug 23, 2017
Courtesy of Trailside Elementary Principal Carolyn Synan

   

Trailside Elementary School welcomes a new principal this week.  She’s been working with her staff for the past week and will meet the students on Thursday which is back to school.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Park City School District / PCSD

The School Board is committed to investing the next 8 months to a strategic planning process.  This involves using a consultant from the University of Utah who spent over an hour at Tuesday’s board meeting outlining how the process will work. 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. 

School Board Set to Approve New Communications Director

Aug 14, 2017
Park City School District

The Park City School Board meets Tuesday at 4 pm with a full agenda.  A Strategic Planning presentation kicks it off and they’re expected to approve hiring a Communications Director who will manage messaging for the school district.  

Board Votes No on School Bond

Aug 1, 2017
Park City School District Face Book Page

The Park City Board of Education voted down running a school bond on November’s ballot.  The motion left any future bond date nebulous.   A small number of the public attended and several gave input.  Carolyn Murray has more on this:  

Park City School District

The Park City School District Superintendent has made a recommendation to the school board to hold off on running a 100 million dollar bond on November’s ballot.  The meeting to finalize this decision is Tuesday.  Carolyn Murray has more. 

Teen Council Teaches Teens about Teenage Issues

Jul 28, 2017
Planned Parenthood-Teen Council

The fourth year of the Planned Parenthood Teen Council kicks off with a student retreat next month.  The students, once trained in this program, become a resource for other young people who want information about reproductive health, contraception and healthy relationships. Carolyn Murray has more. 

Park City Rotary Gives $125,000 to Local Youth Causes

Jul 19, 2017
PC Tots Website

The Park City Rotary gave 125,000 dollars to three local youth oriented non-profits.  The method was unique for the Rotary because their grants are usually smaller and distributed to diverse causes.  Carolyn Murray has more on this.

Park City School District

Park City Board of Education meets in a special regular session on Tuesday at 4 o’clock.  Top on the agenda  is making a decision on the hiring of a new Trailside Elementary Principal.  They’re also hoping to finalize a schedule for a “listening tour” to gather public input on the proposed capital school bond.  Carolyn Murray has more:

On June 6th, business leaders and classroom teachers filed the Teacher and Student Success Act with the Lt. Governor’s office.  This launches a ballot initiative to raise taxes to raise per pupil school funding. Carolyn Murray has more:

Heidi Matthews

The Utah Education Association President lives in Park City and after a year in the role, she’s still confident they’ll find ways to improve all of Utah’s school districts.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Pcschools.us website

A new school board member has been named to replace Phil Kaplan who resigned his seat in District 1, earlier in June.  Carolyn Murray has more:

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