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Reed secures spot on November ballot for Park City’s Board of Education open seat

PARK CITY, Utah – The results of the June 28th primary county elections have been released.  Meredith M. Reed earned a majority of the votes beating out PTO President at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School, Mandy Pomeroy in the primary election. 

A total of 1,483 votes were cast for the three candidates running for the fourth seat on the Park City Board of Education, with Reed earning 519 of them. Mandy Pomeroy and Meredith Reed will be on the ballot for the open seat come the November election.

“I have been involved in local politics for a while now and when this opportunity came up it really seemed like we needed some good people to stand up and bring some fresh leadership to this process,” said Reed. 

Reed’s top priority for the Park City Board of Education is to bring more transparency and accountability to the board. 

“I feel like we have a lot of people in our community who are asking questions that aren’t getting answered. People want to know how decisions are being made … I would really like to bring some daylight to what’s going on in this process,” explained Reed. 

She hopes that the local community can be a part of the decision making processes followed by the Park City Board of Education saying, “When we’re not seeing any of that conversation happening, any of that decision making public, that’s deeply concerning to me.” 

Reed believes that the administration’s spending and positions need to be reviewed. She wants these conversations to be community based. 

In March 2022, the Park City School District was charged with three counts of failure to report child sexual abuse cases to official authorities. 

Reed discusses the best steps to take to move forward from this issue. 

“There has been zero accountability from this district … Our school administration was demonstrating a systematic failure and that is deeply disturbing to me. I think it is a community effort … Involving other organizations, involving parents, having an open discussion about what is it that we need to do to make sure that our children are safe and that everyone who’s involved in the school district … understands how we go about doing that and what their responsibilities are,” vocalized Reed. 

She elaborates that the primary’s results as a whole really demonstrate that the community is not satisfied with business as usual from this board. 

Editor Note: A clarification was added that Meredith Reed has secured a spot on the November ballot not a seat on the board.

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