AGENDA REQUEST – Stop Harassing Administrators

  TEXT OF EMAIL TO BOARD PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT: Heather and Tiffany, As per Board policy B-2 which states: “Any board member may request that a topic be placed on an upcoming meeting agenda by contacting the board president or vice president. In general, scheduling of topics is at the discretion of board leadership…” I am requesting that you place the topic of “employee use of the title Dr.” on the November 1, 2016 … Continue reading

Community Leaders Call For An Audit of the SLC School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY BRANCH OF THE NAACP CALLS FOR AN AUDIT OF THE SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Salt Lake City, Utah) – On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City School District Offices located at 440 E. 100 S. in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Jeanetta Williams, of the NAACP will join other Community Leaders in calling upon state Auditor John Dougall to conduct a performance … Continue reading

The School District Owes Mr. Kimball Young an Apology

  19 September 2016 DELIVERED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Mr. Kimball Young, College Advisor ℅ Horizonte Alternative High School 1234 Main Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 Re: Horizonte Graduate Advisor Services Dear Mr. Kimball, I feel compelled to write to you and apologize for the manner in which the District’s Business Administrator, Janet Roberts has treated you and inappropriately severed your contractual relationship with the Salt Lake City School District. Upon hearing that your contract … Continue reading

Did Salt Lake School District Nix the Gang Intervention Program?

    TEXT OF LETTER TO SUPERINTENDENT: 25 August 2016 DELIVERED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL & USPS Ms. Alexa Cunningham, Superintendent ℅ Salt Lake City School District 440 East 100 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-1891 Re: DISTRICT FINANCES ► GANG PREVENTION EXPENDITURES Dear Dr. Cunningham, Acting under the authority of my elected office, and in my official capacity as a member of the Salt Lake City Board of Education, I submit the following request on … Continue reading

Public Transit Justice (letter)

TEXT OF LETTER TO Utah Transit Authority: 28 December 2015 Delivered via electronic mail Ms. Ruth Hendricks, Title VI Compliance Officer ℅ Utah Transit Authority (UTA) 669 West 200 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   Re: Transit Amenities Equity Analysis   Dear Ms. Hendricks,   I am writing to request a copy of UTA’s most recent Title VI – Transit Amenities Equity Analysis. [1] I am also interested in obtaining a copy of the … Continue reading

Salt Lake Branch NAACP (Letter)

NAACP Letter November 16, 2015   Superintendent McKell Withers Board President Heather Bennett Board Members We, the undersigned, join with leaders of various cultural and ethnically diverse groups who have come together to voice their concern over the recent reorganization plan which was announced by Superintendent McKell Withers and the Salt Lake City School Board. Several members of this group attended the school board meeting held November 3 to express their concerns. Presentations made by … Continue reading