Board of Education

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For additional information, contact:  Lorie Pearce, Executive Assistant to BOE/Supt at lpearce@pcschools.us

Board of Education Actions & Accomplishments – June 21, 2022

         by Erin Grady, BOE President

The PCSD Board of Education met on June 21, 2022,  at our regular monthly business meeting. The meeting started at 4:00 P.M. at the District Office. 

Mary Wood Morgan, representing PCEA Leadership, confirmed the ratification of the PCEA Licensed Professional Agreement as well as mentioning appreciations for budgetary adjustment as proposed for the RHTA adjustment in 22/23.  The PCEA recognizes the high cost of living in our area and its impact on recruitment of all staff roles. The BOE appreciates partnership with PCEA to ensure educator voices are informing key policy decisions and look forward to ongoing work together.

Jamie Sheetz presented an overview of the athletics program as well as described how we arrived at 5A competition level as well as UHSAA region 6 assignments.  A key highlight of the report was acknowledgement of 32 Academic All-State Seniors. Congratulations to each of them for their incredible success during high school.  The Park City High School Senior Issue e-Newsletter was released this week and highlights many student accolades representative of the Class of 2022.

An overview of the master facility plan has us launching construction at PCHS, EHMS, JRES and McPolin Elementary in the coming weeks. A page will be added on the pcschools.us website in July to help track the progress of these additions.

Dr. Gildea shared a comprehensive Accomplishments and Information slide deck highlighting the work of district departments and schools during the past school year. 

During the meeting, we had an opportunity to share that as of July 1, 2022, Tracy Fike has been named Principal of Trailside Elementary School. Bob Edmiston has transferred to Park City High School as an Associate Principal. And, we warmly welcome Angie Dufner back to the Park City School District as McPolin Elementary School’s next principal.  In the coming days and weeks, you’ll learn more about each of these talented leaders.  We look forward to the 22/23 school year.

Mr. Hauber facilitated the budget update and ran the budget hearing with a Truth in Taxation Hearing scheduled at 6 PM on August 16, 2022. Students return on August 17, 2022. 

Be sure to enjoy every moment of this Summer of 2022!

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INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE

5/30/2022

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For additional information, contact:  Lorie Pearce, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education – (435) 615-0225 or communications@pcschools.us

Park City — “See something, Say something” is a key component of maintaining safety and security throughout our schools and our community.

Earlier on Monday afternoon, when students saw what appeared to be concerning and suspicious social media posts of a fellow student with an air gun in an image along with a filter/image of a bloody face, individuals reported and forwarded those images to the local Park City Police Department for investigation.

Students and adults who saw the post took the correct course of action in forwarding the concern directly to law enforcement.  Park City Police as well as Summit County Sheriff Department launched an immediate investigation, located the minor and parent, verified that the image was of an air soft “look-alike” weapon versus an actual firearm, and successfully concluded the investigation with the full cooperation of those involved. 

When any citizen sees or hears something of concern, a direct report to the SafeUT app or local law enforcement is the preferred course of action.  It is also important NOT to repost concerning images other than to the authorities. 

Additionally, security and police personnel will be present on Park City School District campuses throughout this final week of the 21/22 school year.  Student and staff safety and security is and remains a key priority. 

MENSAJE INFORMATIVO 

30/05/2022

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Para obtener información adicional, comuníquese con: Lorie Pearce, Asistente Ejecutiva del Superintendente y la Junta de Educación – (435) 615-0225 o communications@pcschools.us

Park City — “Ver Algo, Decir Algo” es un componente clave para mantener la seguridad en todas nuestras escuelas y nuestra comunidad.

Más temprano el lunes por la tarde, cuando los estudiantes vieron lo que parecían ser publicaciones preocupantes y sospechosas en las redes sociales de un compañero de estudios con una pistola de aire en una imagen junto con un filtro/imagen de una cara ensangrentada, las personas informaron y enviaron esas imágenes al Park local. Departamento de Policía de la ciudad para la investigación.

Los estudiantes y adultos que vieron la publicación tomaron el curso de acción correcto al enviar la inquietud directamente a la policía. La policía de Park City, así como el Departamento del Sheriff del condado de Summit, iniciaron una investigación inmediata, ubicaron al menor y al padre, verificaron que la imagen era de un arma de aire comprimido “parecida” a un arma de fuego real y concluyeron con éxito la investigación con la cooperación total. de los involucrados. 

Cuando cualquier ciudadano ve o escucha algo preocupante, el curso de acción preferido es un informe directo a la aplicación SafeUT o a la policía local. También es importante NO volver a publicar imágenes que no sean para las autoridades. 

Además, el personal de seguridad y policía estará presente en los campus del Distrito Escolar de Park City durante esta última semana del año escolar 21/22. La seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal es y sigue siendo una prioridad clave. 

Park City Fentanyl Warning

NEWS RELEASE

For additional information:  lpearce@pcschools.us, Exec Admin Asst to BOE/Supt: (435) 615-0225

PARK CITY, UT (May 27, 2022) — The Summit County Sheriff’s Department announced a public safety alert this afternoon, warning the community about an incident that involved locally sold marijuana that was believed to be laced with the dangerous drug Fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is highly potent in micro amounts and can be lethal if ingested.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office implores Summit County residents to not purchase and ingest illegal street drugs. If individuals notice someone having medical complications, seek immediate medical attention.

Community partners, including Park City Fire District and Intermountain Park City Hospital, have been notified of the dangerous drugs found in the community.

The best prevention is talking to your student about never taking any medication that doesn’t come from their doctor.  This includes never taking pills, even from friends.  This is a conversation that can literally save your child’s life. 

Other prevention strategies include:

  1. Open Communication: One of the best ways to protect youth from substances is by having open communication and educating them on the risks of substance use. Listening to them without judging is a critical tool you can provide as their trusted adult.
  2. Look for Changes in Behavior: Look out for changes in behavior, such as irregular eating or sleeping patterns, low energy, general signs of depression or anxiety, unusual irritability, slipping grades, lack of interest in activities they love, and even drastic clothing style changes. Trust your instincts. If you notice a change, ask about it.
  3. Monitor Social Media: Talk to your child and monitor their social media use. The online environment provides platforms for people to sell substances. Substances can be offered by someone met online.

If you think your child is using fentanyl or other opioids, please contact your family physician or your school site counselor. Students and families can also report confidential concerns about substances circulating in the community by submitting an anonymous tip at https://safeut.org/

Advertencia de fentanilo en Park City

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Para obtener información adicional:  lpearce@pcschools.us, Asistente administrativo ejecutivo a BOE/Superintendente (435) 615-0225

PARK CITY, UT (27 de mayo de 2022) — El Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Summit anunció una alerta esta tarde, advirtiendo a la comunidad sobre un incidente que involucró marihuana vendida localmente que se creía que estaba mezclada con la peligrosa droga Fentanyl.

El fentanilo es un opioide sintético que es muy potente en microcantidades y puede ser letal si se ingiere.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Summit implora a los residentes del Condado de Summit que no compren ni ingieren drogas ilegales. Si las personas notan que alguien tiene complicaciones médicas, busque atención médica inmediata.

Los socios de la comunidad, incluido el Distrito de Bomberos de Park City y el Hospital Intermountain Park City, han sido notificados de las drogas peligrosas encontradas en la comunidad.

La mejor prevención es hablar con su estudiante sobre nunca tomar ningún medicamento que no provenga de su médico. Esto incluye nunca tomar pastillas, ni siquiera de amigos. Esta es una conversación que literalmente puede salvar la vida de su hijo. 

Otras estrategias de prevención incluyen:

Comunicación abierta: una de las mejores maneras de proteger a los jóvenes de las sustancias es tener una comunicación abierta y educarlos sobre los riesgos del uso de sustancias. Escucharlos sin juzgarlos es una herramienta fundamental que puedes brindarles como su adulto de confianza.

Busque cambios en el comportamiento: busque cambios en el comportamiento, como patrones irregulares de alimentación o sueño, poca energía, signos generales de depresión o ansiedad, irritabilidad inusual, calificaciones bajas, falta de interés en las actividades que aman e incluso estilo de ropa drástico. cambios. Confía en tus instintos. Si nota un cambio, pregunte al respecto.

Supervise las redes sociales: hable con su hijo y controle su uso de las redes sociales. El entorno en línea proporciona plataformas para que las personas vendan sustancias. Las sustancias pueden ser ofrecidas por alguien conocido en línea.

Si cree que su hijo está usando fentanilo u otros opioides, comuníquese con su médico de familia o con el consejero de su escuela. Los estudiantes y las familias también pueden informar inquietudes confidenciales sobre las sustancias que circulan en la comunidad enviando un aviso anónimo en https://safeut.org/

Principals Lead with Safety First

NEWS RELEASE

For additional information:  lpearce@pcschools.us, Exec Admin Asst to BOE/Supt

(435) 615-0225

PARK CITY, UT (May 25, 2022) – We are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. As we work to finish the school year, we want to assure you that the safety and security of our teachers, staff, and students and the learning environment will always be our top priority. 

While there is no immediate threat to our local Park City School District; nonetheless, school administrators worked together to review all safety procedures and safeguards related to entry, egress, and visitor management to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

As a result, there will be an increased police presence at all PCSD schools for the remainder of the school year as well as at our graduation services. Our counselors and resource officers are always ready to assist with any student concerns. Should parents/guardians have questions or concerns, please reach out to any school administrator. If you notice anything unusual, please report it immediately to the Park City Police Department.   

Our thoughts are with Uvalde families, students, teachers, and community during this difficult time.

Directores Escolares Lideran con la Seguridad Primero

PARK CITY, UT (25 de mayo de 2022) – Estamos conmocionados y entristecidos al enterarnos de la Tragedia en Uvalde, Texas. Mientras trabajamos para terminar el año escolar, queremos asegurarles que la seguridad de nuestros maestros, personal y estudiantes y el entorno de aprendizaje siempre serán nuestra principal prioridad. 

Si bien no existe una amenaza inmediata para nuestro distrito escolar local de Park City; no obstante, los administradores escolares trabajaron juntos para revisar todos los procedimientos de seguridad y salvaguardas relacionadas con la entrada, salida y gestión de visitantes para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal.

Como resultado, habrá una mayor presencia policial en todas las escuelas de PCSD durante el resto del año escolar, así como en nuestros servicios de graduación. Nuestros consejeros y oficiales de recursos siempre están listos para ayudar con cualquier inquietud de los estudiantes. Si los padres/tutores tienen preguntas o inquietudes, comuníquese con cualquier administrador de la escuela. Si nota algo inusual, informe de inmediato al Departamento de Policía de Park City.   

Nuestros pensamientos están con las familias, los estudiantes, los maestros y la comunidad de Uvalde durante este momento difícil.

NEWS RELEASE 

For additional information, contact:  Lorie Pearce, Executive Assistant to BOE/Supt at lpearce@pcschools.us 

Board of Education Actions & Accomplishments – May 17, 2022

by Erin Grady, BOE President 

The PCSD Board of Education met on May 17, 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 4:10 P.M. the Board reconvened into Open Session and were so pleased to welcome our retirees for a formal resolution and recognition of Years of Service.  Over 161 years of experience are retiring from public service this year, and each of you will be sorely missed.

During the open meeting, the Board of Education heard from both employee groups and district leadership as well as hearing from our Student Board of Education member.  We are appreciative of our Student Board voice and participation. 

Mary Wood Morgan, representing PCEA Leadership, shared celebrations, current projects underway including LPA updates as well as future planning including discussions. The BOE appreciates partnership with PCEA to ensure educator voices are informing key policy decisions. 

Jen Bramson, representing PCCEA Leadership, shared her concerns related to Transportation compensation and shared a comparison study of neighboring districts and other businesses that could recruit our drivers.  The proposed budget does include strategies to support our ESP areas in addressing market and cost of living adjustment. 


The Board welcomed Heidi Matthews who shared her appreciation for the support she received during her 6 year tenure as the statewide UEA President. Heidi’s advocacy across the state for educators and public education has been commendable, and we are pleased to welcome her back to PCSD for the Fall 2022.

Dr. Hunt shared commendations and recommendations from two recent state visits including TItle III and PBIS reports.  Teaching and Learning, as a department, have been working with data and found the reports to be on point with their recommendations and next action steps as well.  We are appreciative of the Park City Education Foundation in supporting the PBIS incentives to ensure the program is bolstered district wide.

Mr. Tanner provided an Operations update highlighting that COVID is in a medium transmission index; however, mitigation such as enhanced cleaning and monitoring indoor airflow is still in place.  Spring activities are scheduled as planned. 

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 building sizes are aligned to the Master Plan and Bid specifications with some site work planned for mid-June as we launch a two-year construction cycle.

Mr. Hauber shared an overview of the Budget Proposal as well as information related to class sizes as projected for the 22/23 school year.  Our target for elementary classes is 23:1 with registration currently in progress.  We appreciate input received in this process.  

#GoMiners!

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA 

Para obtener información adicional, comuníquese con:  Lorie Pearce, Asistente Ejecutiva de BOE/Superintendente en lpearce@pcschools.us 

Acciones y logros de la Junta de Educación – 17 de may de 2022

por Erin Grady, presidenta de BOE 

La Junta de Educación de PCSD se reunió el 17 de mayo de 2022 en nuestra reunión de negocios mensual habitual. La reunión comenzó a las 3:00 p.m. en la Oficina del Distrito con una actualización legal planificada para la BOE en una sesión cerrada. A las 4:10 p.m., la Junta volvió a reunirse en sesión abierta y estuvo muy complacida de dar la bienvenida a nuestros jubilados para una resolución formal y reconocimiento de años de servicio. Más de 161 años de experiencia se retiran del servicio público este año, y cada uno de ustedes será extrañado.

Durante la reunión abierta, la Junta de Educación escuchó a los grupos de empleados y al liderazgo del distrito, así como a nuestro miembro estudiantil de la Junta de Educación. Agradecemos la voz y participación de nuestra Junta de Estudiantes. 

Mary Wood Morgan, en representación de PCEA Leadership, compartió celebraciones, proyectos actuales en curso, incluidas actualizaciones de LPA, así como planificación futura, incluidas discusiones. La BOE aprecia la asociación con PCEA para garantizar que las voces de los educadores informen las decisiones políticas clave. 

Jen Bramson, en representación de PCCEA Liderazgo, compartió sus preocupaciones relacionadas con la compensación de transporte y compartió un estudio de comparación de distritos vecinos y otras empresas que podrían contratar a nuestros conductores. El presupuesto propuesto incluye estrategias para apoyar nuestras áreas de ESP para abordar el mercado y el ajuste del costo de vida. 


La Junta dio la bienvenida a Heidi Matthews, quien compartió su agradecimiento por el apoyo que recibió durante su mandato de 6 años como presidenta de la UEA en todo el estado. La defensa de Heidi en todo el estado para los educadores y la educación pública ha sido encomiable, y nos complace darle la bienvenida nuevamente a PCSD para el otoño de 2022. 

Dra. Hunt compartió elogios y recomendaciones de dos visitas estatales recientes, incluidos los informes de Título III y PBIS. Enseñanza y aprendizaje, como departamento, han estado trabajando con datos y encontraron que los informes también son acertados con sus recomendaciones y los próximos pasos de acción. Agradecemos a la Fundación de Educación de Park City por apoyar los incentivos de PBIS para garantizar que el programa se refuerce en todo el distrito.

Sr. Tanner proporcionó una actualización de operaciones que destaca que COVID se encuentra en un índice de transmisión medio; sin embargo, la mitigación, como la limpieza mejorada y el monitoreo del flujo de aire interior, aún está vigente. Las actividades de primavera están programadas según lo planeado. 

Una descripción general del plan maestro de instalaciones nos muestra a tiempo y dentro del presupuesto para los proyectos de nuestras escuelas con una gran oportunidad para alcanzar nuestras metas de eficiencia energética. Los tamaños de los edificios están alineados con el Plan Maestro y las especificaciones de la oferta con algunos trabajos en el sitio planificados para mediados de junio, ya que iniciamos un ciclo de construcción de dos años.

Sr. Hauber compartió una descripción general de la propuesta de presupuesto, así como información relacionada con el tamaño de las clases según lo proyectado para el año escolar 22/23. Nuestro objetivo para las clases de primaria es 23:1 con el registro actualmente en curso. Agradecemos los aportes recibidos en este proceso.  

#GoMiners!

National Merit Scholarship

NEWS RELEASE

Park City High School Student won National Merit Scholarship

PARK CITY, UT (May 17, 2022) – Park City High School senior Katherine Zara Beal was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

Katherine Zara Beal will study writing in college. 

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, these Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the  Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including the difficulty level of subjects, studied and grades earned; scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test  (PSAT/NMSQT®); contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official. 

The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

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The Future of our Schools: A Focus on Conservation

PARK CITY, UT (May 17, 2022) – The Future of our Schools: A Focus on Conservation was moderated by our student leaders of four groups. The goal was to guide the conversation with the community about energy conservation in our schools and community. The four groups included: 

  • Energy Group, directed by: Montana Burack & Stella Dustman 
  • Green Schools, directed by: Sonja Preston & Greta Kirby 
  • Composting directed by: Hadley Miles & Graham Kirby
  • Outdoor Learning, directed by:  Erin Donovan 

Additionally, on behalf of the Utah Society for Environmental Education and the support of Recycle Utah, Summit Land Conservancy, EATS (Eat Awesome Things), and Momentum Recycling, the students, successfully obtained the status of Utah Green Schools for Park City School District. 

NEWS RELEASE 

For additional information, contact:  Lorie Pearce, Executive Assistant to BOE/Supt at lpearce@pcschools.us 

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. 

#GoMiners!

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NSBA 2022 Magna Awards

Park City School District Earns Top Honor in 2022 Magna Awards Program for Equity Work

Park City, Utah, (Apr. 19, 2022): We are happy to announce that Park City School District is a National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2022 Magna Award winner. PCSD was recognized for its commitment to equity as a Silver Award winner in the 28th annual Magna Awards program. PCSD is one of 18 winners–three Grand Prize and 12 Silver Award winners–across the nation receiving this honor.

Sponsored by NSBA’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal, the Magna Awards honor districts across the country for their programs that break down barriers to achievement for underserved students. PCSD was selected as a winner by an independent panel of judges.

Bright Futures & Big Dreams provides consistent, reliable, and sustainable support for traditionally underserved and first-generation language-learner students to receive in-the-moment preparation in academic content vocabulary to open the doors for dual enrollment and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

“The 2022 Magna Award-winning districts represent the enormous efforts of school leaders during the pandemic to continue to remove barriers for their underserved and vulnerable children,” said NSBA Executive Director and CEO Dr. John Heim.

PCSD is highlighted in the April issue of ASBJ. Read about PCSD award-winning program and the other winners at www.nsba.org/ASBJ.


Premios NSBA 2022 Magna 

El distrito escolar de Park City obtiene el máximo honor en el programa de premios Magna 2022 para el trabajo de equidad

Park City, Utah, (19 de abril de 2022): Nos complace anunciar que el distrito escolar de Park City es una Asociación Nacional de Juntas Escolares (NSBA)  Ganador del Premio Magna 2022. PCSD fue reconocido por su compromiso con la equidad como ganador del Premio de Plata en el 28ºprograma anual de los Premios Magna. PCSD es uno de los 18 ganadores, tres ganadores del Gran Premio y 12 del Premio de Plata, en todo el país que reciben este honor.

Patrocinado por la revista insignia de la NSBA, American School Board Journal, los premios Magna honran a los distritos de todo el país por sus programas que derriban las barreras para el rendimiento de los estudiantes desatendidos. PCSD fue seleccionado como ganador por un panel independiente de jueces.

Bright Futures & Big Dreams brinda apoyo constante, confiable y sostenible para estudiantes de idiomas tradicionalmente desatendidos y de primera generación para recibir preparación en el momento en el vocabulario de contenido académico para abrir las puertas a la inscripción dual y cursos de Colocación Avanzada (AP) .

“Los distritos ganadores del Premio Magna 2022 representan los enormes esfuerzos de los líderes escolares durante la pandemia para continuar eliminando las barreras para sus niños desatendidos y vulnerables”, dijo el director ejecutivo y director ejecutivo de la NSBA, el Dr. John Heim.

PCSD se destaca en la edición de abril de ASBJ. Lea sobre el programa ganador del premio PCSD y los otros ganadores en www.nsba.org/ASBJ.

Board of Education

NEWS RELEASE 

For additional information, contact:  Lorie Pearce, Executive Assistant to BOE/Supt at lpearce@pcschools.us 

Board of Education Actions & Accomplishments – March 29, 2022 

by Erin Grady, BOE President 

The PCSD Board of Education met in a Special Session on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 2:00 P.M.  At the meeting, the Board of Education led a review of the financing plans for Ecker Hill Middle School, Parley’s Park Elementary School, and the Trailside Elementary School expansion/renovations which were not included in the November 2021 General Obligation Bond election. 

Throughout the Bond election, all six schools and projects were contemplated and described for the community. Three of the projects were selected to be funded through a General Obligation Bond, and three of the projects were referred to alternative financial options from private bank funding to capital campaign funds and donations or to secure funding through an alternative lease revenue bond. 

Currently, all projects are on time and on budget as we work through the planning phases with the Ecker Hill Middle School project beginning this summer and with Parley’s Park and Trailside beginning work next summer. We are also pleased that our Collective Commitments for Clean Energy are also running according to plan. 

In order to fund the three projects not included in the GO Bond, the Board of Education authorized its Local Building Authority to access an alternative revenue option in the form of a lease/revenue bond through a financial resolution at today’s session.  This financing product does not lead to a tax increase and is, instead, paid back from existing capital revenues.  For example, it is likely that the entirety of the Trailside expansion will be paid for with capital reserves. 

The alternate funding option through the lease revenue bond and its flexibility provides an opportunity to pay down debt earlier or to offset costs as we continue with local capital funding donations or campaigns. 

Both Bond Counsel and the District’s Financial Advisor were on hand to ensure full understanding of this finance option and encouraged the Board of Education to move forward with securing this option while interest rates remain favorable. Bond Counsel also described a similar approach in other districts across Utah. 

The next regular meeting of the Park City School District Board of Education will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 2700 Kearns Blvd.  The meeting is also live-streamed. 

The Building Authority will host a public hearing opportunity on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. The public hearing will also be live-streamed.