Citizen Presents Concerns Over Superintendent Investigation to Board

A concerned citizen presented formal complaints during Wednesday night’s school board meeting regarding the Superintendent investigation undertaken by Uintah School Board members last year. Amy Farnsworth has filed complaints with the Uintah School District, the Uintah County Attorney’s Office, the Utah Attorney General’s Office, and the state Office of Education that constituent rights were violated and board policies were not followed during the board investigation. “It is my understanding that the decision to initiate an investigation was not discussed and voted upon during an official school board meeting and one of the board members, Alan Huber, was not even informed of the investigation taking place until months after the investigation had started,” stated Farnsworth to the board on Wednesday night. Farnsworth said that because the decision was made outside of a board meeting without a motion and vote, certain board members were denied involvement and as a result the constituents in their districts were denied their “constitutional right to representation.” Farnsworth also stated that proper district purchasing policy was not followed. She concluded by asking the newly seated school board to fully investigate these complaints and that appropriate action be taken. 

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