Park City Resident Clay Stuard provided the Parkrag with an alternative to the current plan from the Park City School Board. His plan focuses on keeping a middle school within the city limits of Park City, discusses alternative solutions for the Kearns campus, and provides alternatives for the location of a field house.
As we quickly approach election date, we feel it is important that we as a community decide whether plans laid out by the school board are the path we want for our community or whether the issue warrants further discussion. With that in mind, we present Mr. Stuard’s proposal.
I am not supporting the upcoming school because I think there is a better school facilities plan for our community, one that will reduce traffic impacts and is better for students and families. Here it is:
Demolish Treasure Mountain Junior High School and build a new grade 5-8 “middle school” with separate wings for grades 5-6 and 7-8 in its place.
Remodel (as necessary) Ecker Hill Middle school to accommodate a grade 5-8 “middle School” similar to the new Treasure Mountain Middle School mentioned above, and adjust attendance boundaries (as necessary) to balance student populations between the two “middle schools.” This two “middle school” plan will keep a ton of traffic off of Highway 224 and Kilby Road and make Park City parents lives and student time on the bus much better.
Leave Dozier Field where it is and build a second story on top of the existing one story portion of the west end of the high school and if necessary, an additional two story classroom wing to the south. Expand the gym and performing arts facilities on the rear of the high school as currently contemplated. Rebuild the “home team” bleacher facility to incorporate desired locker rooms, offices for coaches/officials and storage/concessions. Add parking to the east side of the performing arts center as needed.
Do not run buses along Lucky John to “help solve traffic problems” on Kearns Boulevard. The street is too narrow and buses will be very disruptive to the adjacent residential neighborhood.
If a Field House is needed, then build a joint-use facility at Quinn’s Junction where easy freeway access is available to everyone.
School facilities for ALL GRADE LEVELS in Park City limits is needed to have a complete community. It will also make us a more walkable and family friendly community.
VOTE NO ON THE SCHOOL BOND and let’s think this plan through again…and do what is best for our community, families and the students.
Park City Resident