Nov. 7, 2017 | Special Regular Session
District 5 Board Candidate Interviews
The Board interviewed two candidates who applied to fill the vacancy in District 5 due to Julie Eihausen’s resignation effective Feb. 5, 2018.
-Erin Grady has lived in Park City for 34 years and currently serves as co-president of the PTA at Parley’s Park Elementary. She is a board member of PC READS and the Figure Skating Club of Park City. For 12 years she served as communications manager for Deer Valley Resort. “I want to look back and know that I did my part in securing a positive future not only for my kids but for the children of Park City as a whole,” she said.
-Betsy Ricks has lived in Park City for 24 years and is an educator at the Peace House teaching children from kindergarten through high school about personal safety, child abuse, and healthy relationships. “I am passionate about education and would love to play a part in helping our district continue to develop programs and opportunities that will benefit all our children and better our community,” she said.
The Board will announce its board member appointment at its Nov. 21 meeting.
Strategic Planning Update
Board member Anne Peters presented updated information based on additional feedback the Board received from employees and community members. The updated values include: Academic Success, Leadership, Excellent Personnel, Communication, and Community Alliances. The Board reviewed its major goals and next steps in updating the district’s strategic plan. Eric Esquivel, Latino Community Relations specialist for the district, reported on his outreach efforts to Latino parents, and the Board said it will incorporate their feedback into the plan. Once the major portions of the strategic plan are finalized, the Board will communicate that information to the community and employees.
Open and Closed Enrollment
Business Administrator Todd Hauber presented the Board with nine open enrollment scenarios. The Board discussed the options and their impacts on school enrollment capacities and whether or not it can close some of the district’s schools to open enrollment next school year.
Policies for Posting
The Board approved posting the following policies for review:
-Policy 7085: Employee Licensed Staff
-Policy 7160: Orderly Termination
-Policy 10001: Bullying
-Policy 10026: Home School-Dual Enrollment
-Policy 9091 (NEW): Student Data Privacy and Governance
Board President Andrew Caplan said in the future the district’s attorneys will provide a brief summary of the changes to help make the policies more understandable to the public. The Board requested Policy 3005—Community Councils, be sent back to the attorneys for additional updates.