Education briefs, May 31-June 2
Nonprofit doles out scholarships at PCHS
The Park City Community Foundation has awarded Joseph James Morelli Scholarships to three students at Park City High School. According to a press release, graduating seniors Avery Israel, Albany Miller and Juan Suarez are this year’s recipients of the annual scholarship. Marcy Abate, chair of the scholarship selection committee, said in the release that the foundation was inspired by the students’ accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom. The scholarship, established in 2014, rewards students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math who have had to overcome learning challenges. The deadline to apply for next year’s awards is March 15. More information is available at parkcitycf.org/morelli/.
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.
PCSD accepts school board applications
People interested in becoming a member of the Park City Board of Education, replacing the resigning Phil Kaplan, can apply through June 1. 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 the end of Thursday. 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.
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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.