“…Willing to engage in …deliberation with Mr. Clára..”

The title of this blog posting is a partial quote taken from of a letter sent to the Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives by superintendent Withers, school board president, vice president and business administrator of the Salt Lake City School District. On November 20, 2013, I submitted a 15 page letter to Speaker Lockhart who is serving as the co-chair of the Utah Legislative Task Force on Education. The letter consist of six … Continue reading

Swelling Bureaucracy: Hiding School Spending

TEXT OF RDA LETTER: 15 October 2013 DELIVERED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Kristi Swett, Board President Salt Lake City School District 2256 South King Street Salt Lake City, UT 84109  Re: RDA: West Capitol Hill Dear President Swett, I am requesting that item: “2b. WEST CAPITOL HILL RDA Project Amendment Resolution” be placed on the action item agenda. I will be voting against this item due to lack of information that would allow me to make … Continue reading

Complaint to State Auditor: SLCSD Budget Process (Letter)

  4 June 2013 [revised]     HAND DELIVERED The Honorable John Dougall Auditor, State of Utah Suite E310, East Office Building Utah State Capitol Complex Salt Lake City, Utah 84114   Re: Salt Lake City School District Dear Mr. Dougall, I am currently serving as a member of the Salt Lake City Board of Education. I am requesting that your office conduct an audit on the financial practices of the Salt Lake City School … Continue reading

iSchool Controversy in the Salt Lake City School District

  In the 2013 Legislative Session, SB 284- Educational Technology Amendments was passed into law. Modifies a pilot project known as the Smart School Technology Program by requiring the State Board of Education, to issue a request for proposals for the deployment of whole-school one to one mobile device technology in public schools. I questioned the school district’s process in applying and being awarded this grant. See my blog entry: Public School Bureaucracy Running Amock (Again!)   … Continue reading