From: Curtis Bramble
To: Margaret Dayton,
Subject: Re: Allegation Response Math Textbook
Date: Wed Aug 27 14:17:34 MDT 2014
Senator Dayton

I really appreciate the effort made by you, Dr Wright, and others to address what appears to be significant areas of concern regarding conflicts of interest in the math textbook RFP process.

Since this information has now been presented and reviewed by several different groups, it seems that the standards by which conflicts are defined, particularly within the USOE, may need to be reviewed.


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On Aug 26, 2014, at 1:26 PM, "Margaret Dayton" <> wrote:

Thank you for granting Dr. Wright the option of responding to the comments of USOE emailed to some of the committee.
I forward his response as per request of those involved in this discussion.


Here is my response.  It was easy to write, but I was a little pressed for time.
I hope that the Legislature will clearly define "conflict of interest."  
David Wright
<Comments from David Wright on the Math Textbook Procurement.pdf>

On Aug 23, 2014, at 7:16 PM, Aaron Osmond <> wrote:

Are we going to consider this issue now resolved? We have been looking into this from every possible angle for a very long time. After this report, I still see no reason to believe any wrong doing of the part of the USOE staff.
From:  Ric Cantrell  
Sent:  Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:58 PM
To:  Margaret Dayton; Scott Jenkins; Dawn Frandsen; Curtis Bramble; Deidre Henderson; John Schaff; Aaron Osmond
Subject:  FW: Allegation Response Math Textbook
See attached. 
From:  Menlove, Martell []  
Sent:  Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:59 AM
To:  Ric Cantrell
Cc:  Dickson, Sydnee
Subject:  Allegation Response Math Textbook
In the July 16, 2014 Government Operations Interim Committee, Senator Jenkins requested a written response concerning the item on the math textbook from the 2012 Legislative session.
Attached is Brenda Hales’ written response.  Could you please forward this to Sen. Jenkins and any other Senators (maybe Sen. Dayton) who may have an interest.
Whereas Brenda Hales is no longer with USOE, I would suggest that any questions on this matter be directed to Syndee Dickson.
Also please feel free to contact me if necessary.
Martell Menlove