Your school board members are volunteers. They are busy people such as yourself. They care about kids. They have made a commitment to serve the residents of their district. They DO NOT work for the:
Oregon Department of Education (ODE) The Superintendent of Public Instruction (Governor Kitzhaber) The Oregon Educational Investment Board (OEIB) The Oregon School Board Association (OSBA) The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health Organizations or Private Corporation (ie:Kaiser Permanente)
Use respectful resolve to remind them that "there is no local control if parents rights are not honored/protected". Thank them for their service...but remind them that they work for YOU!
...but when parents and community members caught wind of the “condoms-upon-request” plan, they flooded a June board meeting to express their displeasure. “Some members of the public were offended that schools were stepping into the parents’ territory of addressing their children’s sexuality, according to minutes of the June board meeting,” StatesmanJournal.com reports. “Others said condoms were not an effective solution to the problem. A few said students may need mental health help, not condoms. Another said abstinence should be promoted, not condoms. Many said they wanted help finding an alternative solution. No one spoke in support of the decision.” On Wednesday (July 30, 2014), the Gervais school board voted to halt the plan until more research could be done.http://eagnews.org/oregon-district-halts-condom-giveaway-amid-community-uproar/
Legal status of school districts
All school districts are bodies corporate, and the district school board is authorized to transact all business coming within the jurisdiction of the district and to sue and be sued. Pursuant to law, district school boards have control of the district schools and are responsible for educating children residing in the district. [1965 c.100 §139]
If you are a school board member, remember that you work for the residents of your district. You do NOT work for the ODE, OEIB or the OSBA; these organizations are intended to support (not control) your endeavors.
Local control is nothing without the rights of parents, guardians, and school boards being upheld. The power, influence or intimidation of federal, state, or private entities does not trump your right and obligation to serve the constituents of your district.