July 3, 2018 | Special Regular Session
Following public comment, the board unanimously ratified the FY18 revised budget and the FY19 preliminary budget, and approved the 2018 property tax rates. The FY19 preliminary budget can be viewed here.
Beverly Harrison, a retired speech pathologist and special education teacher, expressed concern about the board providing housing for the new superintendent.
Board President Andrew Caplan said mountain resort communities and other affluent cities around the country purchase a home for their superintendents. Legally, the Board cannot require the superintendent to live in Park City but it can offer housing within the district. Caplan also said the community has told the board it wants the superintendent to live in Park City and be part of the community.
The board approved the consent agenda items, including new hires. Board member Petra Butler said her review showed several part-time classified positions listed. She told the board it would be beneficial to offer full-time positions with a benefits package. Caplan said the board can instruct the Administration to research what other districts are doing. Butler said the district currently has about a 10 percent turnover rate, and she would like to see the district do all it can to retain employees and let them know they are valued.
The board’s next meeting is Aug. 14 — a Truth-in-Taxation Hearing at 6 p.m. at the District Office.