From the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse

In the District Court of Utah Third Judicial District Salt Lake County 450 South State St. Salt Lake City, Utah 84114 Jon Michael Clara, in his official capacity as an Elected Member of the Salt Lake City Board of Education, District 2 Plaintiff, v. Salt Lake City Board of Education; and its MEMBERS: President Kristi Swett; Vice President Heather Bennett, Laurel Young, Doug Nelson, Rosemary Emery, Tiffany Sandberg, in their individual and representative capacities as … Continue reading

Six Recommendations to the Education Task Force

  PDF Link: Recommendation Letter Blog Link: Superintendent Response to Michael Clara Recommendations TEXT OF LETTER: 20 November 2013 DELIVERED: United States Postal Service The Honorable Rebecca D. Lockhart Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives 1413 S. 1710 E. Provo, Utah 84606   Re: Clara Recommendations Dear Speaker Lockhart,   On several occasions this past year, Salt Lake City School District, superintendent Withers has expressed his disdain over the formation and work of the … Continue reading

“…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

Policy: Clouding Transparency in School Government

  At tonight’s school board meeting (11/05/2013) we will discuss proposed changes to the policy that governs school board meetings. As indicated in a previous blog entry, it is designed to weaken the voice of the elected school board members and in violation of Utah’s Open and Public Meeting Act. PDF of Draft Policy Michael Clara Response (PDF)   … Continue reading