Education briefs, May 24-26
PCSD accepts school board applications
People interested in becoming a member of the Park City Board of Education, replacing the resigning Phil Kaplan, can now apply. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, the position represents District 1, meaning applicants must live in the Prospector, Upper and Lower Deer Valley, Old Town or Thaynes areas. Applications can be found online and must be submitted to J.J. Ehlers, the board’s vice president, by June 1. However, candidates are encouraged to attend an information session at the district office May 24 at 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. Interviews will be conducted June 5, and the new member will be announced at a board meeting June 6. More information is available on the district website.
Peace House club to screen film about sexual assault
The Peace House’s End Violence Now Club at Park City High School is presenting a community screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary that explores sexual assault on college campuses. According to a press release, the film is being shown in conjunction with other efforts within the school to raise awareness about topics like consent. The screening, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for May 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the PCHS lecture hall. Childcare will be available.
Laptop collection at PCHS set for June 7
Students at Park City High School are required to turn in their laptops on Wednesday, June 7. According to the school’s website, pchs.pcschools.us, the laptops will be shut down at 6 a.m. that day, meaning students will not be able to access the internet or any documents on the computers. Students will return the laptops outside the library. Those who will return to PCHS next year can keep their bags, chargers and cables, but seniors must return all items.
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Park City School District’s Board of Directors is getting closer to a price tag for its district-wide plan to increase class space and improve wraparound services at its schools, but no decision has been made on how much of that $140 million will be part of a bond election.