Bennett & Swett Endorse Current SLTA President in the Name of the School Board (Reply Letter)

TEXT OF LETTER TO BOARD PRESIDENT: 31 January 2015 Delivered Via USPS & District Interoffice Mail Ms. Heather Bennett, Board President ℅ Salt Lake City Board of Education 440 East 100 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Re:SMEAR CAMPAIGN [1] in the name of the SALT LAKE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION  Dear President Bennett, As you are now aware, I had several teachers forward me a letter [2] you wrote to the current Salt Lake … Continue reading

Title I Complaint: Parental Involvement

8 May 2014 DELIVERED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Dr. Laurie Lacy, Title I Director Salt Lake City School District 440 East 100 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111   Re: Title I Complaint: Parental Involvement  Dr. Lacy, I am forwarding a letter (with eleven pages of attachment) that I presented to the Salt Lake City Board of Education on May 6, 2014. The letter has the same date as the board meeting and is styled: Flawed … Continue reading

Flawed Principal Selection Process for Westside Schools

  At last night’s school board meeting, the board voted to approve the attached list of new principals. Sadly the bureaucracy bypassed parental, teacher and local staff input as per policy. Chalk this up as another “The Central Office Knows What is Best”.  This is the text of a letter I submitted to the board. Supporting documentation appears in the PDF version of the letter: 6 May 2014 HAND DELIVERED Kristi Swett, President Salt Lake … Continue reading

Mandatory Teacher Transfers? (Updated 03/07/13)

  Picture taken on 02/25/13 -SLTA Leadership with Michael Clara TEXT OF EMAIL TO SLTA LEADERSHIP: Dear Ms. Tzourtzouklis, Ms. McFarland & Mr. Harman, I have received several calls from teachers who cited an email they received referencing your joint opposition to my “idea of mandatory teacher transfers in our schools”. I am so sorry that following our meeting on Monday, I left you with the impression that I supported that concept because I do … Continue reading

Salt Lake Teachers Association

Elaine Tzourtzouklis, Executive Director &                                                                                             Susan McFarland, President Met with SLTA Leadership today. SLTA is the professional organization for teachers in the Salt Lake City School District focused on improving … Continue reading