Education

Park city School District

The State of Utah requires all public schools allow enrollment to students outside the district boundaries as long as there is teachable space available.  Park City Board of Education members discussed this topic in their last board meeting.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

Park City School District

Last week, the Trump Administration announced plans to rescind the executive order that  has allowed children of illegal Immigrants deferment from deportation.  It’s known as DACA and the Park City Board of Education has now issued a safe schools resolution outlining their commitment to the children who attend school in Park City.Carolyn Murray has more:

Auschwitz Survivor Speaks to Audiences in Summit County

Sep 12, 2017
Wikipedia

Holocaust Survivor, Stephen Nasser, has devoted his life to telling the story of losing his entire family to the Nazi death camps in Europe. He brings his story to several venues in Park City and Summit County starting Tuesday.   Carolyn Murray has more:

Hurricane Irma Causes Small Inconvenience to Park City

Sep 11, 2017

The Compass Community Learning Program offered through the Park City School district is experiencing the effects of Hurricane Irma. The on line registration went down over night and it’s caused a hiccup for those wanting to sign up for classes this fall.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Courtesy of park City Education Foundation / Bright Futures Students

The number of immigrant children who came with their parents to the United States, is thought to be between 800,000 and 1.7 million.   The executive order called DACA, protecting these children of immigrants from deportation, was rescinded by President Trump on Tuesday.  Carolyn Murray has more on how this announcement affects some Park City residents.

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. 

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