Community Leaders Call For An Audit of the SLC School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY BRANCH OF THE NAACP CALLS FOR AN AUDIT OF THE SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (Salt Lake City, Utah) – On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City School District Offices located at 440 E. 100 S. in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Jeanetta Williams, of the NAACP will join other Community Leaders in calling upon state Auditor John Dougall to conduct a performance … Continue reading

Deseret News: Salt Lake School District Under Federal Investigation for Claims of Discrimination

  SALT LAKE CITY — Federal education authorities are looking into allegations of racial discrimination and unfair treatment against minority students in the Salt Lake School District. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights will investigate the district in response to a complaint of disproportionate discipline for black, Latino, Polynesian and Native American students in the district, among other issues, according to a Wednesday announcement by the American Civil Liberties Union. Many of … Continue reading

Tribune: Feds Investigating Claims of Racial Discrimination in Salt Lake City Schools

Complaint » Allegations include unfair treatment of minority students. Federal education managers are investigating Salt Lake City schools over allegations of discrimination, retaliation and unfair treatment of minority students. The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah released a letter Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, confirming the investigation into the Salt Lake City School District. The probe comes at the request of school board member Michael Clara, who filed a … Continue reading

Parents Fear Cell Tower on Utah Middle School Roof Will Hurt Children (Tribune)

  Parents and one member of the Salt Lake City School District are crying foul over a proposal to install a cellphone antenna on the roof of Glendale Middle School. Board member Michael Clara said he’s worried the proposal has advanced too far without a public hearing or approval by the district school board, the school’s community council and the Glendale Community Council. If built, the 8­foot­tall rooftop antenna would be the 14th cellular tower … Continue reading