Who is Natalie & Why Was She Investigated by the Utah State Board of Education?

As some of the public may already know, elected Utah State Board Member (District 9) Natalie Cline is known for speaking out against the social change agendas being pushed on children through the public school system. 

Her platform draws attention from all sides of the political spectrum. Her detractors frequently complain to the USBE in the hopes of silencing Cline, which brings us to July 2023.  In July, State Board leadership, consisting of James Moss, Molly Hart, and Jennie Earl, opened an investigation of Cline based on complaints from the public and other board members who oppose Cline’s views—specifically, the complaints centered on her recent social media posts and alleged comments made at a Higher Ground presentation.

The Board’s own Internal Audit department’s preliminary analysis of the allegations showed no evidence of wrongdoing on Natalie’s part, but that didn’t stop the Board leadership from determining that there was still “merit” to the allegations, leading to leadership issuing a press release on July 13 that insinuated that Natalie had engaged in “harassment and discrimination” and characterized her words as “inflammatory, divisive, and unfair,” and then continued to investigate her in the hopes that some dirt would be dug up.


On July 18, 2023, Natalie Cline responded to the USBE’s press release and investigations of her social media and public statements with the following press release, which revealed some of the contents of the Board’s Internal Audit’s analyses of Cline’s investigation.

Cline pointed out that the audit found no wrongdoing and yet she continued to remain under investigation by Board leadership. 

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On August 8, 2023, the Utah State Board of Education issued a press release, which admits the board’s investigations had no basis. The board does not apologize or take responsibility otherwise for the initial defamatory press release of July 13, which addressed details of the confidential investigation.

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media Coverage

Local Media

July 13, 2023

1st Story to break on the confidential investigations of Natalie Cline—KSL News Radio 

Other Stories


July 13, 2023

Salt Lake Tribune 

July 14, 2023



July 19, 2023

KSL News Radio

August 4, 2023

Salt Lake Tribune

August 8, 2023

1st Story to break on the conclusion of investigations of Natalie Cline—Salt Lake Tribune

Audio & Video

July 5, 2023

Higher Ground Presentation on Title IX & Conscience

June 26, 2023

Department of Education videos on Title IX and LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Classroom clipped by Higher Ground

August 29, 2023

Michael Clara exposes the corruption at the State Board of Education in its investigation of Natalie Cline:

Sarah Reale vs. Natalie Cline

September 5, 2023

Michael Clara exposes Board Chair James Moss and the role he plays in the State Board of Education's investigation of Natalie Cline:

James Moss Spawned the Sarah Reale Email Part 1

September 10, 2023

Michael Clara exposes USBE Member Sara Reale and KSL NewsRadio Reporter Lindsay Aerts and the roles they play in colluding to make the State Board of Education's confidential investigation of Natalie Cline public:

James Moss Spawned the Sarah Reale Email Part 2