Action and Accomplishment Feb 2021
by Erin Grady, BOE President
At the February Board of Education meeting, the school board heard updates on several topics including a high level budget planning overview for the 21/22 school year, a brief master planning update, news and information from the active session of the Utah legislature, and we assigned Board Committees for this next year.
Tonight’s meeting included the first reading of the FY22 School Fees Schedule that aligns to the regulations on posting these out of pocket expenses for parents and families. We took public comments on this fee schedule and will also accept input and feedback from the public next month on this topic.
The Board of Education is charged with financial and policy oversight of the Park City School District and with strategic planning as it maintains a 30,000 ft view in planning for the future of PCSD. And, as a Board/District team, we work to create conditions and support for student success.
In addition, the Park City School District Board of Education:
- Heard an update on the state Assessment System from our CAO;
- Heard updates on Operations and School Safety from our COO who highlighted the improved COVID counts across the county, outlined the Test to Stay status through the next two weeks, introduced a permanent TestUT site on Kearns campus, and thanked the HR team for organizing additional volunteers to assist with secondary covid testing efforts across the district.
- Considered revisions to the following policies:
- 7090 – Substitute Teachers
- 7097 – Nepotism
- 7160 – Orderly Termination
Each month, we will keep Master Planning on the Board Agenda as we re-launch this important future facilities project.
This month, we also, as a school board, reiterated the following positions:
- The school board, as an entity, and by practice, does not endorse any developer, development or builder.
- The school board recognizes and values the student participation in clean energy and sustainability projects and will fold the ideas into the master planning effort.
- The school board, as an entity, and by practice, will listen and hear public comment; however, any response will follow from an assigned administrator rather than engage in dialogue during the session.