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/
(a) Give parents, guardians and district residents an opportunity to examine the instructional materials to be used in any class, course, assembly or school-sponsored activity. (b) Inform parents or guardians in advance of any instruction on human sexuality or human immunodeficiency virus and give them an opportunity to review materials. At the same time, parents or guardians shall be informed that no pupil shall be required to take or participate in any instruction on human sexuality or human immunodeficiency virus if the pupils parent or guardian, after having reviewed the materials, submits written objection to the school district. (2) Refusal to take or participate in any class, course, assembly or school-sponsored activity on human sexuality or human immunodeficiency virus shall not be reason for harassment, suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
sex sexuality sex education identity school based health centers bullying consent confidentiality health community services/resources parental notificationParents' Rights in Education has many tools, tips and resources that you may find helpful; learn what to watch for, become equipped, and encouraged!
“’Yeah,’ he groaned, and he pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping her so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs.” “Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.”Teachers, administrators, and school board members are busy people. So are you. This does not dismiss the duty to monitor (and protect!) minors from literature that has pornographic content. It's everyone's job. Take a look at the following article, written by Todd Starnes, regarding a father who expressed his concern about what his 14 year old daughter was given to read from her teacher: http://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2014/05/07/new-hampshire-school-defends-sexually-graphic-novel-n1834753?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm Note that the school was apologetic about not informing parents in advance to the students getting this book...but not apologetic in regards to the content. Do you know what your child is reading in school? You have the LEGAL RIGHT to know! Hold your district accountable to what they deem "educational literature" and how your tax dollars are being spent. You are entrusting YOUR children to their care during the school day.
If these questions resonate with what you or someone you know is experiencing under the guise of "anti-bullying", then is the school environment truly being safe and supportive for ALL students? Of course we want all students to be treated with courtesy and respect. But are the issues noted above really about protecting students in the classroom or rather about pushing certain beliefs and attitudes onto them? PARENTS HAVE RIGHTS. Use respectful resolve and don't allow yourself to be bullied into handing over your rightful place as guardians of your children. Here is an excellent article by Katherine Kersten that will help you understand many of the realities of anti-bullying campaigns: Legislative Bullying - A Safe and Supportive Environment?