Open Camas Schools

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WHEREAS: When families, communities and schools work together, students  are more successful and the entire community benefits. (Source: US Department of  Education). The haphazard decision to move public education to on-line learning model is putting children, parents, and the entire Camas community in a perilous  situation, and 

WHEREAS: In July the United States District Court agreed: “Governor Inslee does  not, will not, and cannot enforce his Proclamations” (Seattle Times) regarding Covid  19. Inslee then admitted that all enforcement powers rest with other officials. The  “other officials” are the various government agencies i.e. Health Department,  Education Department etc. Covid guidelines are not laws—they are guidelines that  leave much room for real collaboration between school district leadership, parents,  and students with out fear of legal repercussions, and 

WHEREAS: There are alternative ways to combat Covid 19. A one size fits all  approach to combat a virus is not how science works, and it’s not how free societies  and communities prosper. Three of the world’s top medical scientists from Stanford,  Oxford, and Harvard have recommended an alternative road map that greatly  considers the real negative consequences of children not physically attending school  as well as offering sound science on natural “herd immunity” to combat all viruses.  (Source: The Great Barrington Declaration), and 

WHEREAS: The Center of Disease Control (CDC) Director Robert Redfield in a  Buck Institute webinar in July said that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed  the death rate of Covid19 among high school students. Redfield argued that  lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionally negative  impact on young people’s mental health; 

THEREFORE: I insist that our District Superintendent Jeff Snell work with  Parents and Students to end on-line learning and support fully OPENING  CAMAS SCHOOLS!