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Guest editorial

Park City School District recounts accomplishments

Anne Bransford, Michael Boyle, Charles Cunningham, Moe Hickey, Lisa Kirchenheiter, Nancy Garrison, Tania Knauer Past and current members of the Park City Board of Education

The students and staff of the Park City School District need and deserve our support. As former members of the Park City School Board, we want to express our support for the leadership of the Park City School District. We have worked directly or indirectly with a majority of the current administrators and staff over the past several years. We recognize how fortunate we are to have such dedicated individuals working to improve the lives of our children.
We also realize that it is difficult to address the concerns of every individual community member to their satisfaction. Sometimes we lose sight of all the positives taking place with our children’s education. Here are some of the accolades and recognitions that the PCSD has received recently:

  • Top AP High School in Utah
  • PCHS was recently ranked in the top 2% of all high schools in the country
  • Majority of our extracurricular academic and athletic programs compete for top State honors
  • Current and former graduating classes have been accepted at top schools nationwide
  • Ecker Hill received a “School to Watch” designation for excellence
  • Dual Language Program has been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence
  • PCSD is piloting a Coding Program and a Dyslexia Program in the elementary schools
  • Latinos in Action continues to grow and excel at PCHS, TMJHS and EHMS
  • Bright Futures addresses the needs of our first generation college bound students
    As a community, we should be proud of these accomplishments and recognize the expertise, vision and hard work taking place on behalf of our children. We ask everyone to model behavior that our children can learn from us, as role models. This does not mean that we don’t advocate for our children. It means that we do so in a positive, constructive and respectful manner.
    PCSD is facing many growth and improvement challenges in the next two years. This will require our support, involvement and encouragement. Proper staffing, programs and capital expansion are but a few of the important issues. We remain confident that PCSD administrators and staff along with our community, will meet these challenges and ensure the very best outcomes for our children.

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