Education

New Principal Named For Park City High School

Mar 21, 2018
Park City School District

The Park City School District has named Roger Arbabi to be the new high school principal. The former principal, Bob O’Connor, took a leave of absence in November and for personal reasons resigned his post in January. Arbabi will be calling in to talk with Leslie Thatcher on KPCW’s Local News Hour, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Carolyn Murray has this:

Two sisters from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will participate in the Park City “March for Our Lives” on Saturday. They are a few years away from voting but they both have no plans to back off pressuring politicians to do something about gun violence in schools. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City School Board meets on Tuesday at 4 p.m., starting with a closed session to sort out scheduling the final months of Superintendent Ember Conley’s transition and departure.  Start times, budget talks, school fees and policy updates are also on the agenda. Carolyn Murray has this:

2018 Utah Education Funding Bigger Than Ever

Mar 15, 2018

The 2018 Utah legislative session is over, with "historic" school funding approved. However, the impacts on the Park City School District, along with new equalization measures, will take a few more weeks to sort out. Carolyn Murray has this:

TMJH Walk Out

Reports indicate thousands of schools around the country participated in the student walkout on Wednesday.  Treasure Mountain Junior High School students from Park City organized their own event to pay tribute to the kids and teachers who died in Parkland, Florida, last month. Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Students To Protest School Gun Violence

Mar 12, 2018

Two Park City High School seniors have organized a student walkout for Wednesday. The event is part of a nationwide student protest against gun violence. The massacre in Parkland, Florida, that took 17 lives last month has been the inspiration behind this national student movement. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Board of Education received legal training on open and closed meetings and public records regulations. The board felt it was needed to bring new members up to speed and to have clear legal guidance as they go through the superintendent hiring process. Carolyn Murray has this:

Budget talks have been underway for at least six weeks at Park City School District Board of Education meetings. Discussions this week included staffing needs for elementary school intervention and changes in student fees. The state does not allow fees to be charged at the elementary school level. However, pre-school fees can be charged.  Board members are looking for more details before approving new fees for 2018-19. Carolyn Murray has this:

The issue of changing school start times is a controversial topic and the prospects of making everyone happy, with a decision, is illusive.  The Park City Board of Education met Tuesday and one of the budget discussions was the cost of changing start times in the district for the 2018/19 school year.  A statement from the School Board on Wednesday announced their decision to postpone the implementation.  Carolyn Murray has this:

UtahPolicy.com published an update on Monday as it follows the negotiations between Our Schools Now advocates and lawmakers.  In this final week of the Utah legislative session, they’re discussing a proposal that could pump $300 million into Utah schools every year. Carolyn Murray has this:

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