Andrew Caplan

Park City School Board Dives Deep Into Budget Talks

Mar 21, 2018

Budget discussions dominated the conversation at the Park City School District board meeting on Tuesday. Board Members want more information before making a decision on adding four new elementary school positions for next school year.   Carolyn Murray has this:

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board Members Andrew Caplan and Erin Grady have a recap about Tuesday's meeting.

The Park City Board of Education received legal training on open and closed meetings and public records regulations. The board felt it was needed to bring new members up to speed and to have clear legal guidance as they go through the superintendent hiring process. Carolyn Murray has this:

Budget talks have been underway for at least six weeks at Park City School District Board of Education meetings. Discussions this week included staffing needs for elementary school intervention and changes in student fees. The state does not allow fees to be charged at the elementary school level. However, pre-school fees can be charged.  Board members are looking for more details before approving new fees for 2018-19. Carolyn Murray has this:

Local News Hour - March 7, 2018

Mar 7, 2018

On today’s program, Drew Hardesty has today’s Utah Avalanche forecast. Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan has an update on yesterday’s meeting and comment on the district’s statement issued yesterday about the student walk-out March 14th.  Park City Manager Diane Foster and Community Development Director Anne Laurent have a preview of the agenda for Thursday's city council meeting and Chelsea Hoy, Associate Artistic Director of the Trinity Dance Company has details on the troupe’s appearance at the Eccles Center Saturday night.

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AT&T Inc. needs to boost its cell signal and has approached the Park City School District with a proposal to place cell towers on the Eccles auditorium. The images provided by the telecom company show the towers will not exceed the height of the existing building.  Carolyn Murray has this:

There’s an ethics dispute between two Park City School Board members over a recent appointee.   Carolyn Murray has the story:

Superintendent Search Steams Ahead

Jan 17, 2018

The search for a Park City School District superintendent begins in earnest this month.  The School Board meets next Tuesday with a search consultant to outline their plan to replace Superintendent Ember Conley, who resigned last month.  Carolyn Murray has this:

On today’s program, Mark Staples has today’s Utah Avalanche forecast.  Park City School Board President Andrew Caplan recaps Tuesday’s school board meeting. Tom Foley – Vice President of Business Intelligence for the travel firm Inntopia discusses how western resorts have been challenged in recent months by low snowfall and Shari Frilot, Senior Programmer for Sundance Film Festival and Chief Curator of New Frontier has details on this year’s New Frontier films and installations at the new location, The Ray.

The Park City School District last year brought in nearly 40 new employees and adjusted teacher salaries with an across-the-board increase of $7,000, resulting in a budget spike of about $3.4 million for this year, which was discussed at Tuesday's school board meeting, along with master planning and potential bond issues. Carolyn Murray reports: