Park City School District

Community Forum - Live Broadcast

Oct 14, 2015

As part of an on-going series of community forums, The Project for Deeper Understanding and KPCW partnered to bring the discussion on the Park City School District School Bond issue. KPCW broadcasted the event live from the St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Moderated by Dr. John Hanrahan

Panelists include:

Park City teacher Heidi Matthews is one of three candidates running to become president of the Utah Education Association. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City High School

The Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or PC CAPS, is in its third year of engaging Park City High School juniors and seniors in real world projects.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Over a year after the arrest of former Park City School District teacher, Jose Ardanaz, on charges of possession of child pornography, he was sentenced in Federal District Court.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

As voters consider how to vote on the $56 million bond next month, critics say they don't want to support the bond if it means building facilities for students who don't live within the school district. As Leslie Thatcher reports, those out of district students only make up a very small number of the student population. It's future growth the district is planning for.

Lynn Ware Peek

A little known position in the Park City High School Student Council is one in which a student attends every school board meeting as a student representative.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Of the $56 million dollar bond that’ll be on the November ballot, the school district is reserving $12 million dollars for athletic facilities.  The Park City school district athletic director says the details are still in the design stage, but  the bottom line is to serve the kids in the district.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

With no known anti-school bond organization,  the Park City School District's website only offers information in favor of the $56 million bond. District officials say it's too late to add anything that would try to defeat the bond. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Host Leslie Thatcher Speaks to Summit County Planners Ray  Milliner and Tiffany Robinson about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Superintendent Ember Conley has details about Tuesday's school board meeting. Bob Radke  from Snyderville Basin Recreation and Wendy Fisher from Utah Open Lands have details on some upcoming public input sessions about the Toll Canyon area and members of Leadership Class 21 Mary Beth Maziarz and Hadley Dynak have details on Saturday's first ever Neighbor Day.

One Park City resident spoke out at Thursday’s City Council meeting, saying the community is getting bullied by elected officials who say it’s either a bond or increased taxes to fund the new plan for the school district facilities.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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