Is the Salt Lake City School District Misappropriating Title I Funds?

As we went through the budget process earlier this year I asked several questions that to this day remain unanswered. One of the questions that I asked, was in reference to Title I funding; on May 1,2013 – I sent an email to Janet Robert, Business Administrator asking how many Academic Coaches was the District employing and how were they funded. On May 2, 2013- Janet Roberts sent me a document stating that the 14 … Continue reading

SLC School Board Approves Property Tax Increase (Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Following public comment critical of the state Legislature, the Salt Lake City School Board voted Tuesday to approve a property tax increase for the 2013-14 budget. The tax increase will raise $3.6 million for the district and cost homeowners an additional $12.65 per year for every $100,000 of assessed property value. Only three members of the public — including Rep. Joel Briscoe, D-Salt Lake City, and former school board member Amanda … Continue reading

1% For Teachers & 6% For the Superintendent (UPDATED)

  Superintendent Withers received a 5% 6% Increase  I am updating this posting. I initially stated that the Superintendent received a 5% increase. I was alerted to the fact that he also received the 1% COLA increase awarded to the employees. That puts his increase at 6%. In last night’s School Board meeting, I made a motion to amend the proposed budget: I proposed a 3% Cost of Living Increase for the employees of the District … Continue reading