Canyons District seeks to respond to information presented on KSL-TV.
The District is issuing this response because KSL-TV chose not to include a written statement that was provided to the news station on two occasions.
That written statement is as follows:
“This is about education reform. We are running this school district for the benefit of the students. We will maintain that focus, even though we realize that making students the No. 1 priority may upset some entrenched or special interests.”
We believe the District gave KSL-TV the most detailed response possible with the extremely limited information that the reporter would give to us about the focus of her story.
When she requested the interview with Superintendent Doty, she would only say it was about his management style and administrative transfers. When we asked for additional information in order to prepare for the interview, she repeatedly declined to provide information about any allegations or pose any questions directly or indirectly, despite our repeated requests.
Just hours before the Thursday newscast, the District received this e-mail from KSL-TV: “KSL has decided not to run the statement you provided after our repeated request for an in-person interview with Superintendent Doty. Where the statement is not in response to any particular question, we feel it’s irrelevant to the report.”
Canyons District reiterates the crux of its original statement: The Board of Education and Administration remain dedicated to the District’s singular goal ensuring the college- and career-readiness of the students who attend our schools.