Superintendent’s Attorney Counsels Board Member to Drop Appeal

I receive a letter from the Superintendent’s Attorney telling me to drop my appeal hearing with the State Records Committee.  Here is the text of a letter I just sent to the State Records Committee: 10 August 2015 DELIVERED VIA USPS PRIORITY MAIL Ms. Nova Dubovik, Executive Secretary Utah State Records Committee 346 South Rio Grande Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1106 Re: Michael Clára vs. Salt Lake City School District   Dear Ms. Dubovik, This … Continue reading

Michael Clara vs. Salt Lake City School District

This coming Thursday (August 13, 2015), I will go before the State Records Committee to challenge the District’s decision to withhold information from me about the deployment of Salt Lake City Police Officer’s who work as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the Salt Lake City School District (District). BACKGROUND: On April 29, 2015 – I submitted a GRAMA request to the District, requesting information of the deployment of SROs in the District: GRAMA Request 04/29/15 … Continue reading

GRAMA Documents [Cannibalization of Public Education]

  I have titled this series of Blog entries; “The Cannibalization of Public Education” The point being that if the school bureaucracy is going to expend resources monitoring the activities of the elected officials that are charged with oversight of the school district, then who is managing the education of our children? If the bureaucracy is allowed to intimidate and marginalize education policy makers, then public education as we know it will continue to implode … Continue reading

GRAMA Appeal Letter: School Bus #119

Invoking Utah’s Government Records Access Act (GRAMA), On August 13, 2014, I requested information on School Bus #199. August 13, 2014 GRAMA Request The following day the school district’s attorney advised me that I would not be given the information prior to school starting on August 25, 2014. School District’s GRAMA Response Letter The following day I sent the following Appeal Letter to the school board president: 15 August 2014 Delivered Certified Mail: 7012 000 … Continue reading