Education briefs, May 18-20
May 17, 2016
PCSD seeks opinions about school start times
The Park City School District is asking residents to complete surveys about school start times. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, the surveys will help inform a committee that is currently looking at school start times within the district. The committee will eventually make a recommendation to the Park City Board of Education. There is a survey available for parents, teachers and other community members and a separate survey for students. The surveys are available in both English and Spanish. Visit the website to fill out a survey.
PCSD to switch to LED lightbulbs in its schools
The Park City School District has committed to installing energy-efficient LED lightbulbs in each of its schools, apart from Treasure Mountain Junior High, which will likely be demolished in the coming years. According to a press release, approximately 28,000 light bulbs are set to be switched by the beginning of next school year, at a cost of $610,000. The district is expected to recoup the investment in fewer than three years through saving on its power bill. The initiative is part of the Summit Community Power Works Project, which is aiming to win a $5 million prize from Georgetown University for reducing the county’s power usage.
Winter Sports School to hold fundraiser
The Winter Sports School is set to hold its second annual Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21, from 6:30-10 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Park City — the Yarrow. According to a press release, the proceeds will help the school expand into the second floor of its building by the start of the 2017 school year. Auction items at the fundraiser include a Puerto Rican golf vacation, a paragliding trip and ski packages. Tickets can be bought at wintersportsschool.org. For more information, contact the school at 435-649-8760.