School District Under Investigation for Retaliation

The U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights is investigating the Salt Lake City School District for retaliation.  Board president Heather Bennett recently advised me that the District was going to start charging me $45.00 an hour for the time it takes to gather information in response to request I make for data or information. I objected and stated that as an elected member of the Board of Education, I would not pay … Continue reading

The Crafty Attorney & The HR Audit

There She Goes Again ! The Misclassification of Another Document In June of this year, I became aware that the District had commissioned a performance Audit on the Human Resource Department. I sent an email to Superintendent Withers, requesting a copy of the Audit. On July 7, 2015, the Superintendent’s personal Attorney, Ms. Kindle emails me a copy of the Audit and states the following: The Report is marked “Confidential” and that status must be … Continue reading

Attorneys Gone Wild at the Schoolhouse!

DELIVERED VIA CERTIFIED MAIL:7012 2920 0000 7124 9134 10 September 2015 Ms. Florence M. Vincent ℅ PRINCE • YEATES 15 West South Temple Suite 1700 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   Re: Duty to Residents of the Local School Board Member’s District § 53-3-401(5), Utah Code   Dear Ms. Vincent, Acting in the capacity of my elected office, as a member of the Salt Lake City Board of Education, I am placing you on notice … Continue reading

Michael Responds to Board President’s GRAMA Proclamation

Michael’s Email Response: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 6:27 PM From: Michael Clára <> To: Heather Bennett <> Re: GRAMA Requests, Pending and Future   President Heather Bennett, You will recall, I did not attend last night’s Board meeting because I believe that the manner in which the attorney hired to represent the Board of Education was done in violation of the Board’s policies and in violation of Utah’s Procurement Code as well as Utah’s … Continue reading