District answers community questions
About 30 community members showed up to discuss district issues with representatives connected with the Park City School District, at the Men of McPolin open forum, held at McPolin Elementary School Monday night.
The meeting, organized to answer questions and clear up misunderstandings and suspicions about this year’s dwindling district budget, may not have accomplished that goal, but did open avenues of communication. Bob Burns, the co-president of the Education Association, said that "some left with questions that had not been answered as clearly as they wanted, but the purpose of the meeting was good, the dialog was excellent. I respect the willingness of the new superintendent and people like Patty Murphy to sit down and answer any questions posed to them."
"We want to take this opportunity to clear the air, said one of the Men of McPolin, and one of the organizers of the event, Maurice Hickey. The Men of McPolin are a group of fathers of McPolin students and community members who have taken on projects at the school.
Park City School District was represented by acting superintendent Tom Van Gorder, recently hired superintendent Ray Timothy, Education Association co-president Bob Burns, school board member Vern Christensen, and district business administrator Patty Murphy.
A critic of a Park City workforce or otherwise affordable housing project in Old Town said he is considering an appeal of the Park City Planning Commission’s approval of the development.