Oath of Office
Dr. Jill Gildea was officially sworn in as Superintendent of Schools by Business Administrator Todd Hauber.
Education Master Plan
Chris Guarino with NV5, who represents the district in the education master planning process, provided the board with updates and upcoming events . The process, called “The Future of Learning,” will focus on transparency, communications, and engaging the public in a two-way process.
Monday, Oct. 29, is the Community Engagement Open House at the Richins Building Auditorium with two sessions planned at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend so they can be introduced to the process and provide input on what they think learning will look like in the coming years.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, is The Future of Learning Summit. The district has invited educators, specific community members, and the Steering Committee to take part in an all-day Summit to look at how instruction will determine the district’s educational planning for the future.
Support Staff Discussion
Board members expressed interest in additional information related to part-time staff. McPolin Elementary Principal Bob Edmiston said that longevity in a position ultimately benefits the students. He said offering full-time employment with benefits is a powerful incentive and will provide higher quality candidates for openings. Business Administrator Todd Hauber asked the board to look at the hours support staff are needed in schools and what service level is needed, and if it is sustainable.
The official Oct. 1 enrollment count is 4,780 students — a decrease of 37 students compared to last year. The district had fewer kindergarten and first-grade students come into the system than projected. Open enrollment was closed at all schools this year which had an impact districtwide.
–Jeremy Ranch Elementary: 546 (+7)
–McPolin Elementary: 380 (-27)
–Parley’s Park Elementary: 522 (-33)
–Trailside Elementary: 461 (-38)
–Ecker Hill Middle: 805 (+31)
–Treasure Mountain Junior High: 813 (-1)
–Park City High: 1,253 (+24)