Education briefs: Park City School District hires communications director
PCSD hires communications director
The Park City School District has hired Melinda Colton as its communications director. According to a press release, she will be the first person to hold that post full time. Colton has an extensive background in communications and education, having served as public relations director for Utah Valley University and communications director for the Jordan School District. “We feel fortunate to have found an experienced communications professional,” said Superintendent Ember Conley in the release. “We are eager to increase engagement and communication with our stakeholders and this hire is an initial step toward more informed taxpayers.” Colton added that she’s thrilled to be back in public education. “I’m excited to share the success stories of Park City School District,” she said. “There are great things happening in Park City schools thanks to great teachers and administrators who devote their lives to education.”
PCHS class schedules subject to change
Park City High School students whose course schedules contain errors can request corrections in person at the counseling office starting Thursday. According to the school’s website, pcschools.us, students are not allowed to request a change before then because schedules are prior to change as the school balances class sizes. Requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will only be able to change their schedules if they contain errors.
Dyslexia awareness nonprofit seeks help
Park City READS, a nonprofit that aims to raise awareness about reading disabilities like dyslexia within the Park City community, is accepting applications for its advocate program through September 10th. Selected participants will complete training through The Dyslexia Training Institute and provide professional advocate services to local families. Those interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is supported by a grant from the Park City Community Foundation. For more information about the nonprofit, visit parkcityreads.org.
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