Board meeting Tomorrow 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Aster Elementary building, 217 S. Hofstetter, Colville
We would like to invite our community to show up at the school board meeting tomorrow, which we are dubbing a Student Safety Meeting while this transgender policy is an issue. When it comes to the school district making policy that affects the safety of our children, we ask that you show up and show your presence.
We are asking for only 30 minutes to an hour of your time once a month. You don’t have to stay for the entire meeting, just show up to let them know we are still here.
If you would like to speak, understand that:
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SPEAK !
By law the board cannot shut you down for any reason
When you speak DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS.
The catch is that you have to fill in a sheet of paper located at the sign in sheet at the door, and be at the meeting during the public comments section of their agenda.
IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SPEAK
But you want to make a statement:
Then show up and let them see your presence.
Just for the record, there was only a very few people from the community at the last board meeting. This is what the school board wants. They have been trying to drive the community away from their meetings. We have seen them use these same tactics for six years when people show up who don’t agree with them. This issue is too important for us to turn our backs.
We need to demand that our school board speak to this community as a whole, not behind closed doors or individually. They need to be open, honest and communicative with the process. They need to answer our questions, explain their actions and be HONEST with the people that they serve.
THE BOARD ANSWERS TO THE PEOPLE
not the other way around!
The board needs to put the transgender policy on their agenda and include the public in this discussion instead of hiding from the issue. They should explain to us what the Nondiscrimination Task Force is working on. They should be updating us every month.
This issue is about the safety and morality of the children in our schools. Do not let the board run you off. We need to keep on this issue and we would really appreciate people showing up and letting the board know that we will not back down. Not this time!
Hope to see you there.