ArchiveMay 2016

Office Hours with Park City School Superintendent Dr. Ember Conley (5/27/2016)

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On Friday, Park City School District Superintendent Dr Ember Conley, School Board members Julie Eihausen and Phil Kaplan, and school district public relations specialist, Molly Miller sat down with concerned citizens to answer questions about our schools. Below are the questions and answers that occurred during the meeting. Please forgive any short sentences or grammar errors, as I tried to...

Is the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Committing Entrapment?

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A 16 year old kid comes up to you outside a liquor store and asks you to buy her some booze. What do you do? YOU DON’T DO IT. With that out of the way, the Park Record is reporting that the Sheriff’s Office is setting up a sting where underage children will be to used to solicit adults to buy them alcohol. They call it the “Shoulder Tap Campaign.” According to the paper...

An example of how to communicate about school threats

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A reader sent the following Facebook post to us today. It appears that over the weekend a former student made the threat of a school shooting on the last day of school (June 1) at Hillcrest Junior High in Salt Lake. Sound familiar? What did the Murray School District do about it? According to Gephardt Daily, the school district sent all parents a recorded call and email regarding the student...

Should Park City and Summit County Charge Fees For Use of Trails?

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The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that The National Forest Service is considering charging $6 per car for use of popular trailheads in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon. An annual pass would cost $45 for frequent users of the trails. Their rationale is that five to six million people use these trails every year but there is little money to actually improve trailheads, etc. It brings up an...

Four Seasons Resort coming to Park City area?

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Just when you thought the Park City area was full of luxury, it appears more may be heading our way. The Real Deal is reporting that Gary Burnett, one of the biggest names in New York real estate, is considering bringing a Four Seasons hotel to the Park City area. In 2015 he purchased 40 acres adjacent to Deer Valley and is reportedly in negotiations to buy 1,000 more acres in the area. Industry...

Mental Health and Student Safety Panel @ Ecker Hill Middle School Auditorium

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The school district is hosting a mental health and student safety panel tonight (Monday, May 23) at Ecker Hill. If you are interested in this topic, you may want to attend. Here is the info from the district: Please join this critical community discussion on mental health and student safety in the Ecker Hill Middle School Auditorium. Participants: Captain Phil Kirk and Student Resource Officer...

A lesson for Park City from the country’s airports

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One of the ideas you hear from time to time is that Park City should be make it so painful to drive a car that we’ll all jump into buses. I envision parking on Main Street at $30, comparable to what you’ll find on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. I envision one lane traffic on 248, with the other lane dedicated to buses. I envision painfully unfortunate ideas that someone thinks will...

Park City School District Discrimination Documents

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Earlier today we wrote about Park City School District discrimination against those with disabilities. We were just provided with permission to publish the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (DOE OCR) Findings Document and the Resolution Agreement between DOE OCR and Park City School District where the Park City School District admits its culpability and defines steps it will...

Discrimination in Park City Schools

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What if the federal government found that a black student had been discriminated against by the Park City School District. Some days he wasn’t allowed to go to school. The school didn’t prevent other students from beating up the black student, because of his race. The black student wasn’t allowed to go on field trips. What would the people of Park City do about it? What would we...

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