Education

Growth Strains South Summit School District

Apr 26, 2017

Thirty three percent growth is projected for the South Summit School District in the next 5 years.  It’s straining their facilities and increasing their class sizes.   Carolyn Murray reports:

Oakley School Closes Doors

Apr 21, 2017
Image obtained from Oakley School Website

The Oakley School, a Therapeutic Boarding School in Weber Canyon has announced they’re closing their doors effective June 30th.  Their intentions can be found in a letter on their home page. Carolyn Murray has more on this:

There’s been a shakeup in the Park City School Board leadership, but board members are mum on the sudden resignation of the board’s presidency by Phil Kaplan. Leslie Thatcher reports.

With at least $64 million needed to expand Park City High School as well as $20 million for a new 5-6 school, the Park City Board of Education now needs to figure out how to pay for it. Leslie Thatcher reports.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster has details on this week's City Council retreat; Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough talks about the new mental health needs assessment survey; and Jesse Hunt with the Park City Ski Team has details on this year's PCST Alumni Night.

Some of the hot-button issues at the Utah legislature include education funding, gas taxes, and discrimination against the LGBT community. Rep. Kraig Powell discussed those with KPCW on Friday. Rick Brough has more.

The Park City School board is again grappling with deficits in its budget. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Blended Learning is a new wave of learning that the Park City School District is considering. It incorporates technology but differs from standard on-line learning in that a teacher facilitates it within the walls of a classroom. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The Park City School District associate superintendent of teaching, learning and technology, Lori Gardner, has retired and is being replaced by an interim director while a national search for a permanent curriculum director ensues. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The Utah Education Association says student performance in math and reading has shown some progress, but not nearly enough. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

A community forum on education hosted by Park City schools Superintendent Ember Conley reviewed what the community thinks the school district is doing well, and what needs improvement. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Next month, the Utah Education Interim Committee will consider a bill that would raise 400 million dollars and provide ongoing funding for Utah schools by eliminating a tax exemption that favors large families. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

  Park City's  Winter Sports School is celebrating the Snyderville Planning Commission's approval of the location for the school's new home. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired on July 11, 2013.

The Park City school board says it will stand by its selection as the new superintendent, Dr. Ember Conley, as news comes from Arizona that Conley’s husband was arrested.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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