Education

Park City School District is participating in National Breakfast Week, which encourages families to provide healthy breakfasts to enhance their children’s learning.  The district will offer healthy, free breakfasts on Wednesday at each school. Carolyn Murray has this:

The South Summit School District in Kamas has a student activist group focused on removing the stigma around mental health and reducing youth suicide. The third annual Opportunities Night coming up on March 13 is designed to enforce and promote mental health and wellness.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Board of Education meets Tuesday at 9 a.m. to continue discussions on changing start times for the junior high and high schools. Research from the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has highlighted the health impacts that exhaustion has on teenagers. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City School District is in the middle of budget discussions. One of the items in the 2018-19 budget is a placeholder to fund later school start times for junior high and high school. A flurry of texts opposing the change circulated before the meeting. Carolyn Murray reports:

The Wasatch County School District is responding to another social media post, this one by a 16-year-old student, threatening school violence.  School administrators have communicated the incident through a letter on their website, www.wasatch.edu.  The student has not been charged as of this reporting but is detained in a youth detention center.  Carolyn Murray has this:

A group of Wasatch High School students plan to pay tribute to the lives lost in Parkland, Florida, from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February. One of the students organizing a remembrance walk out has been surprised by the reaction from her community. Carolyn Murray has this:

Wasatch High School Student Charged With Felony

Mar 1, 2018

A 15- year-old Wasatch High school student was arrested last week and remains in juvenile detention after posting a threatening video on social media. The video was seen by a fellow student and immediately reported to the police. Carolyn Murray has details:

The South Summit School District Silver Summit Learning Academy opened last fall. They’ve been holding classes in a temporary space but will move into their new facility in Silver Creek in early April. The innovative curriculum appeals to many families interested in non-traditional learning. Carolyn Murray reports:

The Park City School Board meets on Tuesday at 4 p.m. with a security update included in the agenda.  There are multiple, comprehensive measures the board will consider in an effort to make schools safe and secure. Carolyn Murray has this:

The fiscal picture for Utah shows a $500-million budget surplus. The money will be allocated towards salaries and construction projects. There’s another surplus of $25 to $80 million coming from the federal tax overhaul. Local school district officials hope education funding will receive some. Carolyn Murray has this:

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