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Board of Education Actions & Accomplishments – April 19, 2022
by Erin Grady, BOE President
The PCSD Board of Education met on April 19, 2022 at our regular monthly business meeting. The meeting started at 3:00 P.M. at the District Office with a planned legal update for the BOE in a Closed Session. At 4:00 P.M. the Board reconvened into Open Session where the Board of Education held a moment of silence in recognition of Board Member Kara Hendrickson who passed away on April, 8, 2022. Her Board work has left a positive and indelible mark on PCSD. She is sorely missed.
During the open meeting, we conducted interim appointment interviews for the open Board of Education seat. Three excellent candidates emerged from the community with a strong willingness to serve in support of our schools, our students, and our staff from District 4. We are fortunate that any of the three are excellent spokespersons for the work of the PCSD and wish to encourage positive growth and support of the community’s excellent education system. The appointment of the seat will be made publicly on April 25 at 5:30 P.M. during a special meeting of the Board of Education and the Building Authority.
Dr. Hunt shared information on the goals and expenditures of the School Student Achievement Plans. The School Community Councils at each site (elected parents, educators, and the principal) develop and approve these plans within the parameters of the LandTrust and TSSA dollars. For 22/23, school goals and plans are aimed at supporting student growth, providing interventions for struggling students, and ensuring high quality professional development.
Dr. Hunt also reminded our families that annual standardized assessments will begin soon, and that this data helps to measure the school system’s progress so that we are able to adjust instruction to best meet the needs of our students. We appreciate the support of all families in sending students to school on test days well rested and encouraged to try their best.
Mr. Tanner provided an Operations update highlighting no confirmed COVID cases as of right now and school system operations returning towards a “new normal.” Mitigation such as enhanced cleaning and monitoring indoor air flow are still in place.
The Facilities team is working through the Capital Outlay budget for 22/23 understanding the myriad of priorities facing PCSD as we head into renovation and construction these next two years. This June, the Tech Team will be moving the servers into the District lower level to ensure smooth operations throughout the construction phase which will lead to 0 phone service or internet access June 6-8, 2022. The Security Committee meets quarterly and will meet tomorrow. The committee includes representatives from across the county – law enforcement, fire protection, and volunteer community members.
Dr. Mahon-Reynolds provided the Board with an update on the Coalition for Safe & Inclusive Schools. With participation from our administrators, educators, staff and community partners, we believe in the power to positively impact student outcomes and ensure a sense of safety and belonging for all within the Park City Schools. Dr. Mahon-Reynolds reiterated the overarching goal of the committee as well as key take-aways and priorities from the Coalition’s 4/6/2022 meeting. The next meeting of the Coalition is Wednesday, April 20 from 3:30 – 5:00 P.M. at the Blair Education Center.
Students who serve as ambassadors for the Children’s Justice Center in Summit County shared with us a Proclamation of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This Proclamation reiterates a focus on the complex and ongoing societal issue of abuse and neglect. We appreciate student voice and leadership as an integral aspect of a healthy and vibrant community.
An overview of the master facility plan has us on time and on budget for our schools projects with a great opportunity to hit our energy efficiency goals. The collective commitment towards clean energy is a hallmark of our renovation and construction efforts.
Mr. Hauber announced that the Bond Sale was successfully completed. The Board’s next meeting is a special session scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2022 at 5:30 P.M. at 2700 Kearns Blvd.