ArchiveOctober 2015

The Best Education Would Be the County Attorney Filing Charges of Warranted

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Earlier this week, Summit County Attorney Judge Robert Hilder, issued a press release regarding electioneering allegations against both the school board and bond opposition groups. His press release noted that the County Attorney’s office was investigating both groups for wrongdoing. In today’s Park Record, Judge Hilder is quoted as saying, “I’m not looking to aggressively...

Update from Park City School Superintendent on Summit County Attorney’s Press Release

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Park City School District Superintendent, Dr Ember Conley, issued an update regarding The Summit County Attorney’s investigation into election code violations. It is good information and I would encourage you to read the statement below, if you are interested in this matter.   Park City School District is aware of the press release issued by the Summit County Attorney’s Office...

You Make The Call (Part 2): Have Park City School Board Members Violated Election Law

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The Park City School Bond election is drawing nearer. On November 3rd, voters will head to the polls to decide the fate of the $56 million bond. Yet, it appears the battle is still raging. Today, the Summit County Attorney’s office released a press release stating it was investigating both school board members and the bond opposition for violating election laws. In this two part series, the...

You Make The Call (Part 1): Has the Park City School Bond Opposition Violated Election Law Copy

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The Park City School Bond election is drawing nearer. On November 3rd, voters will head to the polls to decide the fate of the $56 million bond. Yet, it appears the battle is still raging. Today, the Summit County Attorney’s office released a press release stating it was investigating both school board members and the bond opposition for violating election laws. In this two part series, the...

Summit County Attorney Issues Press Release on Allegations of Illegal Electioneering on Park City School Bond Issue

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Summit County Attorney, Judge Robert Hilder, issued a press release stating that his office was investigating allegations of “inappropriate and possibly illegal conduct occurring by both proponents and opponents of the upcoming Park City School District bonding issue.” The release says, “Reports state that officials representing the school district may have used public funds to...

A Difference Between Summit County Government and Park City School District Government

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This morning Derrick Radke and Pat Putt, both from Summit County government, were on KPCW. They were discussing a potential bond (or taxes) to pay for transportation related improvements across Summit County like adding intercept parking (i.e. often park and ride), creating a better Interchange at the Jeremy Ranch exit, and improvements to accommodate traffic for a 5/6 school at Ecker Hill that...

Park City Filmed ‘Blood and Oil’ Cut to 10 Episodes

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Variety is reporting that the ABC show, Blood and Oil, which has taken over the Park City Film Studios has been cut 10 episodes. This season will now likely end in December. More importantly, given its poor ratings, it’s the strongest sign yet that the show will be canceled. Hopefully the owners of the studio have decided they should fight for survival, instead of fighting each other. If...

What Do We Really Need?

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We received a submission from Jim Tedford, who is one of the leaders of Citizens for Better Education, a group opposing the Park City School bond. His submission asks a number of questions that I believe are worth pondering. Do we need to write a “BLANK CHECK” for unspecified,unneeded “Athletic Facilities”? Do we need more classroom space when enrollment in the PCSD is...

A New Way of Paying for Education

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A Friend of the Park Rag sent us a story about Salt Lake County, Goldman Sachs, and the State of Utah working to provide Pre-K to more students in the Granite School District. Pre-k was free to disadvantaged kids but had a long waiting list and cost the Granite School District $1,500 per student for the half day program. So, they weren’t able to expand it. Enter a relatively new concept:...

A Response to Clay Stuard’s Proposal for Our Schools

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We received an anonymous reply to Clay Stuard’s proposal on how he would recommend we approach a bond for our schools. It has some standard name calling that’s getting frankly getting a little old. Any upgrade to our schools is likely going to impact almost everyone in our community. If you have kids and are in support of the bond are you a “NIMBY” because it benefits you...

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