Education briefs, Feb. 4-6, 2015
Park City substitute teachers wanted
The Park City School District is experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers and is seeking qualified applicants. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, people with teaching or education experience, or a background in subjects such as math, science, art and music are encouraged to apply. Substitutes can choose which grades and subjects they teach, as well as the days of the week they’d like to work. Licensed substitutes are paid $95 a day, while unlicensed substitutes earn $85. Those interested can download applications on the district’s website.
Band holds Sweetheart Gala
PC Bands, the Park City School District wind and percussion band programs, is holding its 11th annual Sweetheart Gala fundraiser. According to the PC Bands website, pcbands.net, the event will feature catered dinner and a performance from the Park City High School Varsity Jazz Ensemble. Drawings and silent auctions will also be held. The cost for an individual ticket is $55, while tables seating 10 are available for $550 or $650. The proceeds benefit PC Bands. The event will be held Feb. 13 at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church and will go from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has new CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah has announced Nancy Basinger as its new president and CEO. According to a press release, Basinger brings experience working with non-profit organizations and has also served as a "big sister" for Big Brothers Big Sister. "I am honored to be joining the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah team," she said in the release. "I have long loved this organization and its mission."
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The Park City Board of Education is on track to place a bond on the ballot this fall to improve district facilities. The top priorities would be to put ninth grade in the high school, eighth grade in the middle school and to augment preschool offerings by expanding elementary schools.