Education

Closing the achievement gap between special and general education is a priority for the state board of education.  They’ve been working on a project to close that divide for the past several years and there are some promising results.  Carolyn Murray has this:

A new elementary school for grades 5 and 6 is in the early design stages with the Park City School District.  The location has not been settled upon yet and many people have questions about the overall plan. Carolyn Murray has been following the discussions and has this story

School Budget Passes With No Public Comment

Jun 21, 2017

The School Board held Budget hearings on Tuesday evening and no one from the public made comment.  The budget was approved unanimously.  Carolyn Murray attended the meeting and has this:

School Bond Consultants Say Slow Down

Jun 21, 2017

Tuesday, the board of Education heard the results from the School Bond Survey.  Based on that information, the board may take a pause in pursuing a capital school bond this November.  Carolyn Murray was at that meeting and has this report:

The School Board meets Tuesday afternoon to vote on new hiring recommendations.  A new Assistant Superintendent is expected to be approved along with Compensation Agreements for District Administrative personnel. 

Chemical Toxicity is Lunch and Learn Topic

Jun 13, 2017

Lunch and Learn at the Marc hosts the self-proclaimed certified food and health geek, Kaleen McCrary.  She’ll teach people how to identify toxins in the environment and what they can do to minimize their intake. Carolyn Murray has this: 

A new school board member has been selected for District 1.  The term is through December 2018.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Park City High School Graduates Send Their Caps Flying

Jun 9, 2017

The Park City High School class of 2017 had blue sky with warm westerly winds for their graduation procession.  A few triangle caps flew off early as the senior class walked through the canopy of teachers as they made their way to their seats on Dozier field. Carolyn Murray was at the celebration and has this:

National Anthem-Eileen Riley

Speeches - Park City High School Graduation 2017

Welcome Dr Ember Conley

Student Body President's Address

Salutatorian's Address-Bryan Croce and Latinors in Action President Nancy Nayely Valezquez

Candidates Interviewed for Board of Education

Jun 8, 2017

The three people applying for the open position on the school board were interviewed on Thursday.    Carolyn Murray attended the interviews and has this to report:

Start Times, They Are a Changin'

Jun 7, 2017

The “start times” survey results were reviewed at Tuesday’s Park City School Board meeting.  They unanimously decided to implement the changes to school start times effective for the 2018/ 2019 school year.  Carolyn Murray has more on this story.  

Deadline for Park City School Board District 1 Applications is June 2nd.

Park City School District is taking applications for a District 1 board member to replace outgoing school board member Phil Kaplan.  His resignation from the Board of Education is effective June 9th. The newly named candidate will serve until December 2018.

Applications are accepted May 17th to June 2nd.  Candidates will be interviewed June 5th at 10 am at the District Offices in an open meeting.  A vote will be taken at the regularly scheduled June 6th School Board meeting at 9 am.

PCSD students attend Buildfest event at the Leonardo in SLC

A Park City 7th grader has a bicycle powered generator that is on exhibit at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City over this Memorial Day weekend.  Carolyn Murray has more on this:

The Park City School District will begin the process of replacing board member Phil Kaplan and will have details about how they'll do that this week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Young Artists Applications Due May 14th

Apr 27, 2017

Serious artists between the ages of 13 to 18, are encouraged to apply to the Kimball Art Center's Young Artists Program. The deadline is coming up and Carolyn Murray has the details.

A 57 million dollar school bond may be on November’s ballot for those living in the South Summit School District. They project 33 percent growth over the next five years and are nearly at capacity with their current student population.

Carolyn Murray reports:

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