Salt Lake City District Backs off PR Firm After Lunch Fiasco (Tribune)

Lunch fiasco » Officials now plan to deliver an apology — and cupcakes — to Uintah Elementary. By Lisa Schencker | The Salt Lake Tribune  First Published Feb 26 2014 01:01 am • Leaders of the Salt Lake City School District have backed off the idea of hiring a public relations firm after national outrage over the trashing of dozens of kids’ cafeteria lunches last month. The district board’s president, vice president and superintendent had decided to … Continue reading

Exposing the School Board Cabal: PR Firm, Really?

  PDF Version of the Letter 21 February 2014 Delivered Via Electronic Mail Kristi Swett, President ℅ Board of Education 2256 South King Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84109  Re: PR Firm Questions  Dear President Swett, This letter is in response to your email that I received late last night with the subject of RFP. I hope you realize that your email does not shed any further light on why this was done in secret … Continue reading

School Board President Breaks Her Silence on the PR Firm (email)

PDF Link of Email The email is rather “wordy”, in case you miss it, the board president is stating that the subgroup of the school board that is making all of the decisions has now flip-flopped on hiring a PR Firm TEXT OF EMAIL: From: Kristi Swett Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:10 PM To: Heather Bennett; Laurel Young; Doug Nelson; Tiffany Sandberg; Rosemary Emery; Michael Clára Cc: Janet Roberts; McKell Withers; Jason Olsen; John E.S. Robson; Kristina Kindl … Continue reading

Michael’s Public Relations/RFP GRAMA Request (Letter)

  Link to PDF Version of the Letter TEXT OF LETTER: 20 February 2014   DELIVERED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Mr. McKell Withers Salt Lake City School District 440 East 100 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-1891   Re: GRAMA REQUEST: Public Relations Firm     Dear Mr. Withers, Pursuant to Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA), Utah Code §63g-2-204: I am requesting a copy of all records (a book, letter, document, paper, map, plan, photograph, … Continue reading

After Tossed Lunches, Utah district eyes $49,999 PR Hire (Tribune)

School board will decide on March 4 whether to pay Vox Creative to improve SLC district’s image. By Lisa Schencker| The Salt Lake Tribune First Published Feb 19 2014 01:13 pm • Last Updated Feb 19 2014 10:43 pm As fallout continues over news that dozens of kids’ lunches were dumped last month because of overdue payments, Salt Lake City School District leaders have quietly decided to try to hire a public relations firm. The … Continue reading

Expedited Request for Proposal -Public Relation Firm (SLCSD)

Expedited Request for Proposal RFP # JB1499-PR Public Relations Firm SCOPE OF WORK The CONTRACTOR shall provide the Salt Lake City School District, public relations and information management and consultation services on an as-needed basis with very short notification resulting in a quick turn-around times. Public relations and information management services shall consist of extensive public relations support functions, marketing strategy, coordination of events, crisis communication management, research, and perform other duties as needed. Work … Continue reading