PARK CITY, Utah. — In December, the Park City Education Foundation (PCEF) received CARES money through the Park City Community Foundation and individual donors totaling $80,000. The funds will assist the students and families in the Park City School District whose economic situations have suffered severe blows over the past year due to the pandemic.
“If you’re wondering how this fits into PCEF’s mission – which is to fund initiatives that inspire all Park City students to successfully reach their academic and lifelong potential – know that it’s an effort to remove financial burdens so that students, families, and teachers can stay focused on academics,” PCED said in a statement.
The organization will disburse the funds through its network of Park City School District Outreach Coordinators.
According to the statement, “Each [Outreach Coordinator] provides an immediate and direct link to a network of families and students most impacted by the pandemic. Each one is perfectly placed to disperse these critical funds to those who need them most.”
PCED shared Park City School District statistics that show roughly 300 families, which represent 600 students, are currently in financial crisis.
PCEF relies on individual donations from community members to support its mission.