Ember Conley

Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley sat down with Leslie Thatcher at KPCW Monday morning to preview several topics on the Board of Education's Work Session agenda, including the District learning plan, long school bus routes, budget deficits and the proposed professional development building. The full interview follows.

Park City School District officials are considering shifting school start times to accommodate teacher training and "collaboration" at the end of the school day. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

While Park City School District regularly addresses closing the achievement gap - bringing the lower achieving students up to meet their higher achieving counterparts - another high needs group is being singled out and given more resources. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Park City School District plans to build a new $5,000,000 building near Treasure Mountain Junior High school to house the new PC CAPS program and provide space for professional development. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Standardizing education is the main goal of the Common Core standards being implemented across the nation. At Tuesday's school board meeting, the math portion of the common core will be reviewed. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

If you don't want your child to go without lunch while at school, keep their account somewhat current. Because as it turns out, even in Park City, a student can be refused lunch. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

A new School district building that would encompass the PC CAPS program, along with a Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics, or STEM academy, and an area for professional development of Park City's teachers is being considered in future school district plans. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Last week, school districts in Salt Lake were denied school lunch for having an overdrawn balance, parents fumed and the incident in Uintah Elementary school made national news. Park City's school superintendent assures that would not happen in this community. 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. 

As the Park City school board tackles the preliminary school district budget, some deficits are on the horizon for the next few years. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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