Park City School District

 Three Park City residents have filed to fill the unexpired term of school board member Phil Kaplan. That person is expected to be named next week.

Due to some scheduling issues, the Park City school board has pushed back open interviews of the three candidates, who have filed to fill the unexpired term of Phil Kaplan in District 1.

The applicants include former teacher, union negotiator and sports agent Tommy Tanzer who is currently a member of the Park City Education Foundation. Tanzer lives in Deer Valley and has lived in Park City since 1978.

Park City Teachers Grateful for $7000.00 Raise

May 31, 2017

Students, Teachers, Administrators and School Board members gathered in the high school cafeteria on Wednesday to celebrate the Park City School District’s successful teacher contract negotiations. The pay raise announcement had a lot of educators smiling and a lot of students cheering them on. Carolyn Murray was there and has this story.  Click here to watch the video.

The Park City Board of Education approved a generous, but competitive 3-year compensation agreement with the Park City Education Association, which represents the school district’s teachers. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Under the agreement, the starting salary for licensed staff, which includes teachers, will increase from $43,700 to $50,700* plus benefits. In addition, every licensed teacher, district-wide, will receive a salary increase of $7,000, effective this September.

Teacher Contract Negotiations Final

May 30, 2017

The Park City School District teacher contract negotiation team has reached a settlement.  The Board of Education meets in Special Regular Session Wednesday from noon to 2 pm.  . Carolyn Murray has more:

Children of undocumented immigrants who are brought to the United States find themselves in a no-man’s land once they age out of public school.  A Park City resident is raising money to help these kids apply for deferred action status.  Carolyn Murray has more on this:

Summer School Program Soars to Success

May 26, 2017

The Park City School District has made significant steps toward closing the achievement gap and one summer school program has had tangible results.  Carolyn Murray has more:

EATS Park City Logo

There’s a Fork in the Road this Saturday night. That’s what EATS Park City is calling their fundraising event.  EATS stands for Eat Awesome Things at School.  It’s going to be a food extravaganza with delicious offerings and fabulous silent auction prizes.   Carolyn Murray has the details:

Budget Talks Dominate School Board Meeting

May 4, 2017

Budget discussions dominated the Park City Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday.  The preliminary draft is calling for 25 new staff.  Estimated property growth and additional legislative money will help cover some of the costs.  Carolyn Murray has more details.

On today's program, Scott Loomis, Executive Director of  Mountainlands Housing Trust talks about affordable housing at Silver Creek Village—the Homeownership 101 workshop---and the possible affordable project on Mayflower property near Richardson Flat. Park City School Board Member Andrew Caplan and Business Administrator Todd Hauber discuss Tuesday's school board meeting, including the budget and today’s board retreat Kimball Art Center Education Director Amy McDonald and student Sadie AbuHaidar discuss this year's Wasatch Back Student Art Show.

Phil Kaplan, who just last week unexpectedly resigned as president of the Park City Board of Education last week, will resign from the board completely at the end of this school year.   The following announcement came from the Park City School District late Wednesday afternoon:    

"Phil Kaplan, school board member representing District 1, has submitted his resignation from the Park City Board of Education, due to personal reasons. The resignation is effective at the end of this school year (June 9, 2017).