Education briefs, May 10-12
PCSD seeks feedback on start times
The Park City School District is seeking community feedback about school start times. According to a press release, the survey takes just a few minutes, and the information will be given to the Park City Board of Education, which for several months has been considering changing school start times to better accommodate the learning habits of adolescents. The survey is offered in both English and Spanish and is available on the district’s website, pcschools.us. The website also has more information about why the district is considering a change. The deadline to take the survey is May 21.
TMJH has community council openings
The Treasure Mountain Junior High School is looking for parents to fill three openings on its community council, which meets about eight times a year and is tasked with establishing school goals and managing the school’s state land trust program. According to a newsletter, nomination forms can be found on the community council tab of the school’s website, tmjh.pcschools.us. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations must be delivered to the school’s principal, Emily Sutherland, by June 9. If more than three nominations are received, an election will be held in August.
Friends of Library to hold used book sale
Friends of the Summit County Library is set to hold a series of used book sales to help fund library programs. According to a Summit County Library newsletter, patrons will be able to buy a bag full of books for as little as $15. The first sale is scheduled for June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coalville branch. The following three are set for the Kimball Junction branch: June 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.; June 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and June 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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