The State of Florida has told school boards to “follow the law.” Talk about a concept. Can NH school boards understand this, or do they have to be replaced by members that WILL Follow The Law?
Or, will Judges have to order them to?
Reformatted, emphasis mine:
Florida Education Department Passes Orders to Back Up Parents’ Bill of Rights
The Florida Department of Education (DOE) in an emergency meeting on Friday unanimously passed two orders to prop up the state’s recently enacted Bill of Parental Rights.
The first order provides a mechanism to transfer a child to a private school or another school district under a scholarship when a student is subjected to harassment tied to a school district’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols. The scholarships in question, called Hope Scholarships, are funded mostly by new car sales with eligible sales tax contributions. The second order allows students to be credited with attendance if they are attending school outside of the classroom such as during quarantine. The credit would be given for attendance provided the child has the adequate tools they need in order to continue learning.
Before the department’s board voted, DOE Vice-Chair Ben Gibson said that the intent of the rules they were trying to pass was make sure districts Follow The Law. “We don’t want to hurt kids,” Gibson said in the meeting. “Both the Department of Health and the DOE rules work together to prop up the governor’s executive order and parental choice. This is another tool in our toolbox to ensure school districts Follow The Law.”
Imagine that, Follow The Law? Unbelievable that School Districts have to be ORDERED to Follow The Law? Growing up, this was a given amongst most folks. I guess that “Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely” still holds. When a governmental agency of any type decides that The Law no longer applies to them, then there is only Absolute Power left to wield, right?
America was based on The Rule of Law. Forget all that rubbish that “Diversity is our Strength” – the Rule of Law, Freedom of Speech, and Freedom of Religion are the pillars on which this Republic stands.
Those on the Left are trying as hard as possible to dismantle it by simply ignoring the Law.
And then the Left kvetches that they can’t get their way when the rest of us go, “Whoa, there cowboy – we’ve had just about enough nonsense out of you.”
We’re blogging a lot about NH School Boards, their actions, their “taking of our children,” and ignoring the Constitutional Right for PARENTS to raise their children – not School Boards, not Staff members, and not Teachers. ALL of these folks are ignoring to Follow The Law.
Time to teach them something, and if it takes some corporeal punishment, well, they figuratively shall receive it because they are acting like uppity brats who think they are our overlords. Ditto the NH School Board Association acting like Svengalis and Rasputins to the Boards, ignoring Parents.
Note: the text of the Florida Parental Rights bill is here. It’s not short, but I’ve abstracted a few items of interest to me:
- providing that a parent of a minor child has specified rights relating to his or her minor child; prohibiting the state from infringing upon specified parental rights; providing that certain actions by specified individuals are grounds for disciplinary actions against such individuals; prohibiting specified parental rights from being denied or abridged;
- prohibiting certain health care practitioners and their employees from taking specified actions without a parent’s written permission; prohibiting a health care facility from allowing certain actions without a parent’s written permission;
And it has TEETH, too, for offenders:
- providing that certain violations relating to parental consent are grounds for administrative fines for health care facilities;
- providing that failure to comply with certain parental consent requirements is grounds for disciplinary action for health care practitioners;
- The Legislature finds that it is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children.
- The Legislature further finds that important information relating to a minor child should not be withheld, either inadvertently or purposefully, from his or her parent, including information relating to the minor child’s health, well-being, and education, while the minor child is in the custody of the school district.
There is a lot more in there that New Hampshire should review (unless you are a Progressive Legislator, in which case you’ll hate it because it lessens the State’s power over Parents and their children – screw you).
(H/T: The Epoch Times via Charles)