Parental Voice in public schools

Parental Voice in public schools

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Misti Smith started this petition to New Hanover County School Board

Parental Voice
In light of the July 13, 2021 New Hanover County School Board Meeting being canceled without the call to audience portion being able to be completed due to a disrespectful mob like mentality of the audience, New Hanover County parents and community members are putting together the following petition. Parents deserve a voice in our children’s academic growth:
1. At this time choice in masks should be made by individual families NOT our governor or school board. Masks restrict breathing, make it hard to hear, teachers and students are unable to see sound and word formation, as well as not being able to see facial emotion and responses. This is a hindrance to children, especially our younger highly impressionable kids. Cloth face masks are questionable in efficacy and in turn can be a high risk of self-contamination by the user. In addition vaccines are widely available to 12+.
2. Parents should be responsible for vaccination and Covid tests should the PARENT, not school decide their child needs one.
3. Parents should be included in a phone call PRIOR to their child being questioned by any law enforcement officer at school.
4. Parents have the right to demand unbiased teaching and subject material and request NHCS develop a system to ensure staff is held accountable to that. This is especially important with the state social study standards that have changed to require more inquiry based learning lessons. Our district needs to develop age appropriate topics of conversation, not just leave it up to teacher interpretation.
5. Parents have the right to know when students will be surveyed in the classroom and potentially allow their child to OPT out of surveys if they wish to do so.

6.Parents should be able to see all Social Emotional Learning content and lessons before teacher implementation and be allowed to opt out of this program implementation.

In order to maintain integrity of our mission statement for NHCS we as a community need to feel confident when sending our most precious assets our children into a school in which we can whole heartedly support the ACADEMIC growth of our students. We encourage this to be signed and shared prior to the interim meeting moved to July 20, 2021.

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