Are We Using Assessments Effectively in PCSD Schools?

Assessments empower students, teachers, and parents on the educational road. But how much do parents really know about the assessment tools and information gleaned from them in the classroom? The Galileo assessment used at almost every grade level three times a year is considered a teacher’s tool to determine how well students are grasping core …

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We don’t need the USA Today to tell us we have good schools

Today someone sent in an anonymous tip linking to the Park Record story on USA Today ranking Park City High School as the best high school in the state. First, whoever you were, thanks. We love community feedback and appreciate ideas from the public. We usually won’t post something the Park Record has posted because …

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Park City School District’s inappropriate contract highlights many issues

On Thursday, The Salt Lake Tribune reported about a state audit finding where “Park City School District awarded an inappropriate contract to a general contracting firm that later violated state law while acting on the district’s behalf.” Basically our school district awarded a contract that included language that could incentivize Hughes Contractors to charge tax …

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Why Park City School District trust is so important

There is an interesting debate going on in our comments about the public’s ability to direct the school district in its needs for expansion. Some say that the public will always find fault with something in every plan. Therefore, that’s why we elect a school board to make decisions. If you don’t like the board’s …

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Park City students want to talk about the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a problem. It’s a problem in Utah, and it’s a problem in Park City. The state of Utah ranks fourth nationally for the number of opioid and heroin related deaths, and this rate has increased in all states over the past decade. However, the opioid epidemic now hits closer to home …

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Kudos to the Park City School District

“We’re back baby!” Or so you could imagine the elation from Park City School District Administrators on Park City’s recent ranking in US News’ top High Schools. No longer relegated to unranked status, Park City High School is now ranked 2nd in Utah and 418th nationwide. Earlier this year we had written Why we care …

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