Michael Tanner COO-Park City School District / PCSD

After a national search, the Park City School District has   hired Michael Tanner as Chief Operations Officer. The position is new to the school district.

Michael Tanner will be responsible for facilities and grounds, maintenance, transportation, nutrition services and community education.

Park City School District / PCSD


The Park City School District budget is $80 million and includes the anticipated $5.7 million tax increase. Due to an increase in property assessments, tax payers will pay about $11.00 per $100,000 assessed value.

Park City School District Business Administrator, Todd Hauber says the budget on target with expectations.


After five years, Utah’s standardized testing is changing to a new system that Park City School District administrators hope will have more student participation than in the past. Utah grades schools based on test performance but when the opt out rate is high like it is in Park City schools, the school’s grade is impacted negatively.

2017 PC CAPS Recognition / PCSD


The Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies, PC CAPS is an experiential, real world learning model offered at the Park City High School. A documentary film called Where Student’s Lead is made by students and presents the new learning paradigm. It shows how CAPS programs can inspire high schoolers as they make their way into the real world whether they’re career, or college bound.



Park City School District officials, administrators and tax payers will see the results of the eight-month long master planning project during the Board of Education meeting next week. The Hispanic community had an opportunity to give input during the Solomon Fund summer program sign up event last week.

Park City Ed Foundation Funds Impact Ideas

Apr 5, 2019


The Park City Education Foundation celebrates another year of funding for teacher inspired innovative ideas and programs. Phonics based reading, Elementary School coding and PC CAPS are examples of successful programs originally funded by the Ed Foundation. The foundation contributes up to $1.5 million to the school district to help fund the Ideas to Impact program.



The Park City School District has been working on a master plan since last fall. The process is coming to an end with the consultants presenting facilities options to the school board on April 16th.

Wasatch School District Sterling Scholars 2019

Wasatch High School had four Sterling Scholar winners with seven who were runners up. Park City High School had two Sterling Scholar winners and three runners up this year. Winners represent a variety of categories.

Summit County

The Park City School District and Summit County have agreed on a project to restore the Jeremy Ranch wetlands and build a multiuse pathway from Homestead Rd to the elementary school. It’s part of the larger I-80/Jeremy Ranch interchange round about project scheduled to start this spring.

Now that the $10.6 million-dollar interchange project is about to commence, the school district, Summit County and Basin Recreation plan to work together to restore the wetlands and build a safer pathway for students to walk and bike to school.



Concerned about the financial hit to residents-the South Summit School Board has decided to lower the ask for a bond to build new schools to deal with growth. The board is moving forward with plans to put a $75 million bond on November's ballot-that's down from a $90 million bond the board had considered earlier. 

Chess Tournament-Open For Registration

Mar 22, 2019
Gina Mason

 Kids in Park City compete in sports, dance, cheering, debate, business and robotics, along with many other activities. Chess has been around for 1500 years and it’s alive and well in the school district. Ecker Hill Middle School will host a tournament with players from kindergarten to ninth grade.  But, with this tournament, there’s an opportunity for friends and family to participate.


On April 16th, the consultants who are developing a master plan for the Park City School District will present several options to the Board of Education. Then, the public will have at least a month to let the board know what they think about the ideas and the costs to implement them.

Park City School District / PCSD

A second round of master planning for the Park City School District in the last five years has been underway since last summer. In April, the process will conclude with a presentation to the Board of Education. Taxpayers and community members have the next couple of weeks to weigh in.

The Park City School District completed a strategic plan last year which defined the district’s priorities and goals. The master plan, currently underway, will implement the vision for future education.

Lassande Institute

 Park City High School has five teams that made the final round of the 2019 Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute High School Challenge.

The University of Utah based program is designed to encourage students to think about their communities, explore big ideas and pursue creative solutions.  The five teams from Park City will be part of an on-line challenge where people can rate their top three choices.


Utah law forbids health educators in public and charter schools to advocate for the use of contraception. HB 71 has now passed the senate and is waiting to be signed by Governor Gary Herbert. It permits teachers to explain the different contraceptive methods available while still refraining from advocating its use.