Tired of Your School Board Telling You to Go Pound Sand? DO THIS NOW... (Time Sensitive)
Updated: Jan 8, 2022
Many School Board Members believe THEY know what's best for your children – and NOT YOU! They believe they can ignore you with impunity when making decisions that impact your children because of the advice they receive from their attorneys and organizations like the New Hampshire School Boards Association (NHSBA)... even though every elected school board member swears an oath to the Constitution, that states:
“All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people, all the magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and at all times accountable to them. Government, therefore, should be open, accessible, accountable and responsive.”
Per RSA 42:1, the penalty for violation of that oath is removal from office:
“...any such person who violates said oath after taking the same shall be forthwith dismissed from the office involved.”
The NHSBA and other organizations that are paid with your tax dollars, spend countless hours lobbying legislators in Concord to pass laws that further undermine your parental Right to be involved with your child's education.
The NHSBA also writes proposed school district policies. Most, if not all, are subsequently adopted by the school districts. Those policies govern (mandate) how your school district is run. Some of those policies mandate compelled speech by your children, others undermine traditional American values, and others mandate that district employees keep important information regarding your child secret from you.
Last September, the NHSBA's parent organization - the National School Board Association (NSBA) - requested the Biden Administration weaponize the FBI and other federal agencies against parents who raised concerns about CRT and masks at school board meetings across the country.
“On September 29, 2021, the National School Boards Association (NSBA), which claims to represent '90,000 school board members who govern our country’s 14,000 local public-school districts educating more than 50 million schoolchildren' across America, sent Joe Biden a letter. Their purpose was to warn our addled President that our nation’s schools are under the imminent threat of 'domestic terrorism.'”
That is unconscionable. You do not need to continue funding the NSBA or the NHSBA with your tax dollars. It is clear that they do not place your needs and desires as parents above their agendas.
Sidenote: This link provides a summary of the NSBA's disturbing letter to Biden. The original document has disappeared from the NSBA's website.
You can fight back by exercising your right to defund the NHSBA. This is easily accomplished by submitting a Warrant Article with at least 25 registered voter signatures to the school district. The Warrant Article (see sample below) would add an option to defund the NHSBA to the March election ballot. If approved by voters, the school district would be prohibited from transferring, spending, or contributing any money to the NHSBA.
This is an effective way to begin the process of taking back control of your school board. Cut off the funds of those who work to usurp your authority as a parent. Defund those who have been working against you.
Since this is related to appropriations, your school board will not be able to claim the petition is "advisory". They will need to follow the will of the voters.
When I was on the Windham School Board, I believe the annual fee to the NHSBA was $6,000. From what I see in my district's 2022 budget, that amount has risen to $6,400. When you consider all of the money the NHSBA collects from most, if not all of the 254 school districts in New Hampshire, that is a considerable amount of money that taxpayers are spending to have their rights usurped.
And if your school district's law firm continues to provide advice that usurps your Rights, you can modify the sample Warrant Article below to cut off their funding too - and thereby mandate your school district hire a different law firm.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE PETITION IS THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022.