Legislators Express Concern Over Salt Lake City School Board Proposed Audit

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2016

Contact:          Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director

                       Utah House Democratic Caucus

                       801-835-7087 | econverse@le.utah.gov

Legislators Express Concern Over Salt Lake City School Board Proposed Audit

Salt Lake City - Representatives Angela Romero and Sandra Hollins expressed their concern about a call released today for an audit of the Salt Lake City School Board.  

Representative Hollins said, “There isn’t a school board that exists today that can effectively function without transparency. The board has been operating in the dark, without full knowledge of what is really going on in the district and in the schools. We cannot give our children the education that they deserve, that they need, when the highest administrators, the board members, refuse to see the problems that are right in front of them.”

Representative Romero added, “We represent a unique district where children of color are the majority. We cannot administer programs to the most important people in our state, our children, if we are not uniquely keyed into their needs. Equity is important in our schools and needs to be reflected in the way that the governing body goes about doing its business.  If it isn’t a priority to our  school board, it cannot be a priority to our schools.”

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