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Superintendent's Newsletter - November 12, 2020

Dear Salt Lake City School District community, 

Our district is currently searching for its next superintendent. As part of the search process, the district is soliciting community input via an online survey. The survey is open to ALL community members, regardless of whether they have children who are students in the district and will be available through Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.  

The online survey is available in the fourteen languages spoken most frequently by families in the Salt Lake City School District: English, Spanish, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Somali, Swahili, Tongan, and Vietnamese. Links to the survey in each language can be found on the district website: (the survey is now closed).  

Please read the other announcements for this week below. 


Our Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, November 17. They will begin with a Board study session at 5 p.m. and will start the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel:

Anyone interested in making a public comment can sign up online, or contact Lisa Alleman at or 801-578-8351, in advance of the meeting. On the day of the meeting, individuals who have signed up for public comment will be e-mailed a participant link/password to access the waiting room for the board meeting. Approximately fifteen minutes will be allotted for public comment, with each individual being allotted three minutes to speak. Slots will be filled in the order that individuals log into the meeting’s waiting room.  

The waiting room will open 20 minutes before the public meeting opens. Obtaining the link/password for the waiting room does not guarantee any individual the right to speak in the board meeting. It is expected that approximately five individuals will be allowed to speak given the time constraints of the board meeting. 


The Salt Lake Education Foundation will distribute food for families on the following dates and locations: 

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 
    • Rose Park Community Learning Center (1105 W. 1000 N., Salt Lake City, Utah) 
    • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020  
    • Glendale Community Learning Center (1388 S. Navajo Street (1340 W.), Salt Lake City, Utah)
    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
    • Liberty Community Learning Center (1078 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City, Utah) 
    • 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. 


The Salt Lake County Health Department will be offering free COVID-19 testing and free flu shots (while supplies last) every Tuesday and Thursday in November at the Maverik Center, 3200 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, UT 84119. COVID-19 testing and flu shots will be available on those days from 2-5 p.m. 


This year, making sure your family members get a flu shot is more important than ever. Free flu shots will be available at the following locations/dates: 

  • Wednesday, November 18, 3-6 p.m.: Rose Park Community Learning Center, 1105 W. 1000 N., Salt Lake City, UT 84116 
    • This opportunity is made possible through the Salt Lake Education Foundation. Community food resources will also be available. 
  • Thursday, November 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Glendale Community Learning Center, 1388 Navajo St., Salt Lake City, UT 84104 
    • This opportunity is made possible through the Salt Lake Education Foundation. Community food resources will also be available. 
  • Thursday, November 19, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Liberty Community Learning Center, 1078 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
    • This opportunity is made possible through the Salt Lake Education Foundation. Community food resources will also be available. 

Free flu shots are also available, Monday – Saturday, at several locations in Salt Lake County. You can find the locations, times, and dates on the Salt Lake County website.   


Larry Madden 
Interim Superintendent 
Salt Lake City School District