Board Appoints Dr. Jill Gildea as New Superintendent
After conducting an extensive national search, the Park City School District Board of Education has selected Dr. Jill Gildea as Superintendent. The Board voted today to appoint Dr. Gildea, an experienced educator with demonstrated success in enhancing family and community engagement, in improving student achievement, inspiring innovative learning environments, and demonstrating effective fiscal management.
Board Updates Strategic Plan - 2018-2022
The mission of Park City School District is to inspire and support all students equitably to achieve their academic and social potential.
Park City School District is student-centered with a focus and emphasis on the whole child — our students are safe, supported, engaged, challenged, and healthy.
We are committed to engaging all students to reach their full potential no matter where they are in their academic journeys.
We are committed to continuous development, accountability, and transparency.
We are committed to hiring the best and the brightest staff in a transparent and fair manner.
We are committed to communicating with all stakeholders in an open, timely, and consistent manner.
We are committed to a culture of collaboration with our community partners.
Our Strategic Goals
Strategic Goal 1 (Academic Success)
Develop the potential of every student through data-driven and best learning practices to be academically successful and prepared for life beyond graduation. Provide safe, optimal and equitable learning environments for all students and staff.
Strategic Goal 2 (Leadership)
Provide district wide leadership that exhibits transparency, clarity and accountability at all times and in all situations.
Strategic Goal 3 (Excellent Personnel)
Create a culture of respect for all employees through recruiting, retaining, and providing professional development, while building the district’s leadership capacity.
Strategic Goal 4 (Communication)
Continuously deliver efficient, effective, and transparent communication about the district.
Strategic Goal 5 (Community Alliances)
Partner with families and the community for the general well-being and education of our collective student base while including a culture of inclusiveness and respect for the rich diversity of our community.
PCSD Chat is District's New Text message System for Parents
Park City School District uses PCSD Chat in an effort to help parents stay better informed. The two-way text message system allows parents/guardians, staff, and members of the community to receive texts from the school district.
“The best part of the system is that it also allows parents to text us,” said Melinda Colton, director of Communications. “This allows us to be more responsive and provide immediate answers.”
Once parents receive the text tomorrow, they can simply add the V-card into their contact list by clicking the link.
Park City is the first school district in the country to use this system which was developed by AtlasRTX, a company based in Park City. “As a Park City parent, I couldn’t be more honored for our company to partner with our own school district,” said Bassam Salem, CEO of AtlasRTX. “This will showcase the future of community engagement: from the convenience of a mobile phone or online, in real-time with district staff backed by an artificial intelligence 'chatbot,' and in any language, so it is inclusive of every member of our community; that is the vision for PCSD Chat.”
The district is just about ready to pilot this text message program this year at the school level at Trailside Elementary and is calling it “Trailside Chat.” If successful, Colton said the system will be available at all PCSD schools at a later date.
“Not only can we text parents about important events, but we can also keep them informed about what the Board is doing and alert them in case of an emergency,” Colton said. “The benefits of having such immediate communication with our parents are endless.”
Community members and employees are welcome to join the texting service by simply texting your first and last name to 435-602-4444 or registering via the PCSD website.
PCSD will continue to use SchoolMessenger to email parents general district announcements.