May 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada
Parent has been testifying at Clark County School Board meetings for several years
• Go on the school district’s website and read what the rules are for making public comment. Many districts require that the speaker fill out and submit a card to make a comment. Know the time limit for speaking; determine where to turn the card in.
• For those that are not comfortable with making off-the-cuff remarks, you might find it helpful to type your comments out and time them so that they conform to the time allowed. There are online stopwatches to help with this. School districts will cut off speakers, mid sentence, if they exceed the time allowed.
• Practice your comments so that you are at ease when making them.
19 November 13 "Children are getting nosebleeds from the wireless technology" Father states to CA School Board
09 February 2016 US High School Student Calls For Answers on Wireless Radiation
Open Letters From Experts re: Wi-Fi In Schools
Turn It Off 4 Kids Initiative Toolkit
09 February 2016 Mother Calls for Safe Hardwired Technology in Schools
1.) Hardwire all new technology in our schools and other educational settings,
such as libraries, auditoriums, gymnasiums / recreational facilities and dormatories.
2.) Replace existing wireless technology with hardwired systems in our schools and
other educational settings.
3.) Create or adopt a health curriculum for Grades K – 12 which educates students on identifying sources of wireless radiation with an emphasis on avoidance of exposure.
4.) Engage in community outreach to educate the public regarding simple steps to avoid exposure, especially for children and pregnant women.
13 May 2014 Math Teacher Raises Concerns About WiFi Comparing the Effects To A Concussion
Some of us may be new to making public comments at school board meetings. In an effort to make this easier, we have provided some scripts that have been used by other parents.
Each script has a listing of the topic(s) covered; this is on the Index. These scripts are for you to edit as you see fit. Editing the scripts is simple: copy the content from the .pdf and then paste into a word document and you are ready to start making changes.
A word of caution, as science, laws, and actions are continually changing, the script might require updating to reflect those changes. Additionally, please make sure you read the script and edit to fit your situation, so that the message is clear and appropriate. The scripts are not intended to be taken verbatim, but modified to reflect your particular environment. For example, many of these scripts start off with “Good evening” and that might not be accurate for the meeting you attend. We hope you find these a useful start to addressing your school board.
We have updated the Turn It Off 4 Kids Initiative by including new resources to help parents advocate for their child(ren)'s safety in school. We hope you find them useful! The Initiative has been update so it can be presented to any organizations / policymakers in your local and state communities.
NACST Public Comment 3 Minute Sample Scripts
Tips for Board of Education Public Comments
09 February 2016 Parent addresses the FJUHSD Trustees on wireless radiation 2/9/2016
National Association for Children and Safe Technology
19 November 13 "You will be faced with lawsuits” states Chemist to California School Board 11/19/2013
Inspirational Videos - Parents, Teachers & Students Speak Up 4 Kids
28 May 2014 LAUSD students bleeding from ear and nose, reports teacher
15 February 2015 Mother Speaks on Wi-Fi Health Issue in California Board Meeting