OCR Investigates SLC School District’s Use of School Resource Officers (SRO)

Two years ago, one of my neighbors, Maureen Minson introduced me to the concept of the School to Prison Pipeline. Maureen was facing obstacles by the adults in the school system as she tried to educate parents and students about their rights when it comes to dealing with school suspensions. At the time Maureen was a student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. I was later reintroduced to the … Continue reading

Michael Clara vs. Salt Lake City School District

This coming Thursday (August 13, 2015), I will go before the State Records Committee to challenge the District’s decision to withhold information from me about the deployment of Salt Lake City Police Officer’s who work as School Resource Officers (SRO) in the Salt Lake City School District (District). BACKGROUND: On April 29, 2015 – I submitted a GRAMA request to the District, requesting information of the deployment of SROs in the District: GRAMA Request 04/29/15 … Continue reading

School Resource Officer Deployment is NOW a Closed Door Issue

TEXT OF LETTER TO BOARD PRESIDENT: 4 May 2015 DELIVERED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Heather Bennett, Board President Salt Lake City Board of Education 909 South 800 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84105 Re: Deployment of Security Personnel? Dear President Bennett, In an effort to be prepared for tomorrow night’s Board of Education meeting, I am seeking clarification on two agenda items: 1 -CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSIONS: (B) Deployment of Security Personnel 2- ACTION AGENDA: (E)(1) Possible … Continue reading