Style Guide

In order to establish a cohesive image of the Salt Lake City School District and to provide readers with consistent, clear communications, the Office of Communications has prepared this Style Guide as a guidebook of editorial style.

For our purposes, style is defined as rules regarding the mechanics of written communication such as capitalization, spelling, and punctuation of words—not as rules of literary composition or forms of expression such as manner and tone.

The Salt Lake City School District Style Guide is based on reference works that will be uniformly applied to all district and school publications. The style references contained herein are primarily based on the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual and Webster’s New World Dictionary, considered standard style guides for most written forms of mass communication.

We invite you to adopt this manual for all written communications, particularly those directed to external audiences.

If you have questions, please contact the Communications Department here, or call us at 801.578.8352.

Download the PDF version of the Salt Lake City School District Style Guide

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