The most important person in the Park City School District is your kid’s teacher. The second most important person is Todd Hauber. Yesterday we learned Todd was leaving PCSD and headed to the Granite School District in mid October.
You may not be familiar with Todd, but he has been the Business Administrator for the Park City School District for a decade. You may think of PCSD as an educational environment, but as it is with most things in Utah, there is a legislative component that extends into how a business can run. Todd manages all of that for the Park City School District. Who figured out the bonds for our school expansion? Todd. Who had the foresight to ensure that our lease revenue bonds were purchased before the recent interest rate hikes? Todd. That saved us a ton of money. Who knows about every legislative change each year? Todd.
When I was running for School Board, Todd sat down with me for about 20 minutes after a school board meeting to explain a financial issue. He didn’t have to. He wanted to. He wanted to educate. He was impressive.
I have witnessed that level of knowledge and professionalism since I started following the school district when Ember Conley was Superintendent. He has always known more than most about our schools. He knows how it all works. Unfortunately that knowledge will soon be gone.
I emailed School Board member Andrew Caplan and expressed that we should do everything possible to keep Todd Hauber. He replied that they had tried but the opportunity was too great for Mr. Hauber to pass up. That’s too bad for us. I guess, our loss, is Salt Lake’s gain.
If this was baseball, we just lost our starting shortstop. We’ll need to work very hard and get pretty lucky to find someone in his ballpark.
Thanks for the decade of work Todd. We’ll miss you.