Park City Education Foundation

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has this week's update. State Representative Kraig Powell talks about legislation he's proposing for the January session. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr talks about the line up for this winter's Main Stage at the Eccles Center that opens December 5th with a conversation with Edward Snowden. Park City Council  Member Tim Henney reviews some of the business at Thursday's council meeting, including a new ordinance regulating trash and recycling bins in Old Town.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Roger Armstrong about talk of a proposed .25% increase in the county sales tax to help pay for transit and transportation needs. Then Michael Berry, the director of the national Ski Areas Association blames the 5% decrease in skier days this past winter all on the weather. Bill Humbert and Ellen Silver co-founders and facilitators of the Park Ciyt Career Network celebrate  that  they've helped more than 100 people find jobs since they started the Network in 2009.

Ideas to Impact

Apr 2, 2015

Ten Park City teachers last week showed off their ideas that have become reality due to the support of donors who have contributed to the Park City Education Foundation.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

The successful Park City School District pre-school program that has been financially supported by the Park City Education Foundation will need to start paying for itself and the Park City School Board will be asked to increase the fees at its meeting Tuesday.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Park City School district and the PC Education Foundation reached a financial goal; that will help them provide more resources for the high achievers. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Park City Education foundation has just announced $165,000 in grants awarded to specific sites within the district for a variety of programs, from the author in residence program, to supporting art in the schools, to providing another dual immersion teacher. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City Education Foundation facebook page

The Doilney Excellent Educator Awards and the Sarah and Stephen Doilney teaching award were handed out to some surprised educators, as bands from Park City High School played along, adding to the excitement of its annual Park City Education Foundation event. Lynn Ware Peek has more.


Sarah & Stephen Doilney Award - Maureen Amendola

Doilney Excellent Educator Awards:

The Park City Education Foundation teacher grants have just been awarded as as a result, Park City school kids will get to learn from some innovative new programs those grants will allow. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Leslie Thatcher

Two local parents say they're trying to get answers from the Park City School District about a series of lectures which author Sherman Alexie gave to Park City High School students in September.  Kristen Brown and Art Brothers say that students were reportedly subjected to language that was inappropriate, even racist, and denigrated for their ski color.  While the episode is now water under the bridge, they say they want school officials to be more aware next time.  KPCW's Rick Brough Reports.

The Park City Education Foundation has awarded $266,000 in grants to support programs that will benefit every student in the district. Lynn Ware Peek has more.