Disparate Treatment of Administrators of Color (OCR Complaint)

Here is the text to the first page of 150 page complaint I mailed to OCR: 6 November 2015 DELIVERED VIA CERTIFIED MAIL: 7012 2920 0000 7124 9141 Office for Civil Rights (OCR) -Region VIII ℅ U.S. Department of Education Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310 Denver, CO 80204-3582   Re: Disparate Treatment of School Administrators of Color     Dear OCR-Region VIII, Acting under the authority of my elected office, … Continue reading

School District Under Investigation for Retaliation

The U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights is investigating the Salt Lake City School District for retaliation.  Board president Heather Bennett recently advised me that the District was going to start charging me $45.00 an hour for the time it takes to gather information in response to request I make for data or information. I objected and stated that as an elected member of the Board of Education, I would not pay … Continue reading

17 Months Later: Discussion on Title I Teachers (video)

  Last year I filed a federal complaint against the school district because they would not allow discussion in a school board meeting about the revolving door of teachers in my neighborhood schools (Title I Schools). The federal investigation is ongoing. We did however, have a very productive discussion on this issue 17 months after I made the request, hey, but who’s counting….. See previous postings for background on the OCR Complaint: Ineffective Teachers –Part … Continue reading

Civil Rights Complaint: Disparate Treatment for Parents of Color

    12 May 2014 DELIVERED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Ms. Sandra Sanchez, Civil Rights Attorney U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310 Denver, CO 80204-3582   Re: Disparity in Principal Selection Process   Dear Ms. Sanchez, Please consider the civil rights violations outlined in this letter as supplemental information to my initial complaint of February 20, 2013 titled: Disparities in Teacher Staffing and assigned … 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