School Board Authority: Abdicated (Audio)

Current School Board policy and state law give authority to the Board of Education to “employ by contract and set salary schedules for the superintendent, business administrator, principals, teachers, and other employees of the district.” Board Policy B1 In our last school board meeting of July 9, 2013, at Snowbird ski resort, I questioned why we were not following that policy. In the audio you will hear the superintendent state that the process has not … Continue reading

Board President: Where Are We Empowered to Make Changes?

In our July 9, 2013, School Board retreat up at Snowbird, I brought up the issue of the OCR complaint in the midst of audible sighs from a fellow board members Laurel Young and Heather Bennett. I have already documented the Superintendent’s reaction in a previous blog posting . In this blog posting, I would like to highlight the Board President’s inaction:   2013-07-09-Board-MeetingOCR1      04/09/13 School Board Meeting (audio) Board member Tiffany Sandberg who was elected with … Continue reading

Board Retreat: Evasive Maneuvers on OCR Complaint (Audio)

School Board Annual Retreat  2013-07-09-Board-MeetingOCR1 Audio #1 starts about 55 minutes into the meeting   2013-07-09-Board-MeetingOCR2 Audio #2 starts 5 minutes after the previous one  In this blog I have posted two short audios of the July 9, 2013, School Board annual retreat. In this meeting the school board sets the list of priorities of issues that they will address in the coming school year. In these two audios you will hear the superintendent and … Continue reading

Michael’s Response to School District Attorney about OCR Complaint (Letter)

  The attached letter is in response to a letter I received earlier this month from the School District’s attorney, claiming that the board wanted to ‘dialogue’ about the issues raised in the OCR complaint. The original letter that solicited this response is included as enclosure #1. It is also listed as another Blog Post. PDF Link of Michael Clara Letter to Attorney   PDF Link to Enclosures 1-8 PDF Link to Enclosures 9-14 … Continue reading

School Board Responds Via Attorney: OCR Inquiry (Letter)

Six months later the so called School Board Responds. I say “so called” because the attorney claims to be speaking for the School Board. Yet, I am a member of the School Board and don’t recall any meeting where we discussed this issue or voted on it and came to a consensus on a direction that we should pursue. Yet the attorney claims to be speaking for the School Board. Ironically, I wanted to discuss … Continue reading