education

The "Our Schools Now" initiative looks very likely to gather enough signatures to be on the November ballot.  If it passes, it would increase school funding by roughly $700 million a year. Carolyn Murray has this:

Local school district officials closely monitor the Utah legislative session each year because legislators representing less-affluent school districts inevitably look to the wealthier ones - like Park City -  to help fund schools in parts of the state where population is growing. Carolyn Murray has this report:

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:

Public input during the Park City School Board meeting on Tuesday was extensive, with a handful of representatives taking the podium to urge the governing board to ask Superintendent Ember Conley to reconsider her resignation.  Carolyn Murray has this report:  

Principal Bob O’Connor, who took an abrupt leave of absence in November, released a statement through the district communications director saying  he won’t be returning to his position as the leader of Park City High School.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Wasatch School District

When the state legislature meets each year, there’s always a school fund equalization push coming from representatives of some less affluent school districts throughout the state.  The Park City and Wasatch School Districts share this yearly challenge coming from some state legislators.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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:

PC CAPS Program

The Kimball Art Center is working with Park City High School students from the PC CAPS program to design a new metal shop studio. The Kimball has offered welding classes for years but they have to hold them outside because they don’t have adequate indoor space. Carolyn Murray has this story.

Safety Efforts Underway In The School District

Jan 8, 2018
Park City School District

School safety is a priority for the Park City School Board this year.  It’s been incorporated in a variety of ways throughout the district. Carolyn Murray has this update:  

senate.utah.gov

Heading into his last session at the State Capitol, retiring Senator Kevin Van Tassell says the legislature will continue to pour new money in education programs for Utah students.  Rich Brough has the story:

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