Apply for WCSD Trustee 12 June 2021

Apply for WCSD Trustee 12 June 2021

WCSD Trustee Openings: Application

There are two vacancies coming up.

From J. Batchelder( of WCSD):

To apply, individuals must submit the following: Letter of Intent and Resume or Curriculum Vitae. The Letter of Intent should be no more than 2 pages and include answers to: 1. Why are you interested in serving on the WCSD Board of Trustees? 2. What experience, interests, training or other skills do you feel you would bring to the WCSD Board of Trustees? 3. What is the role of a WCSD Trustee?

Applicants must meet the “Qualifications of Trustee” found in NRS 386.240: (1) Be a qualified elector, and (2) Have the qualifications of residence within the county school district required for the office for which he or she seeks election.

If you are a resident of District C, the information is due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021.

If you are a resident of District D, the information is due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021.

You may email, mail, or hand deliver the information to jbatchelder@washoeschools.net

The most effective way to determine which Trustee District you live in is to check your voter registration here: https://www.washoecounty.us/voters/registration/checkmyvoterregistration/voter-registration.php

Patriotic Review 7 June 2021

Patriotic Review 7 June 2021

Hello Fellow Patriots,

I’d like to start off with the Washoe County School bard Meeting coming up tomorrow at 2pm. The Board has yet to respond to requests for proper accommodation for the people who will be in attendance. They refuse to meet in a location that will allow all of the members of the public to be inside out of the hot sun. Therefore, I suggest you bring a chair, umbrella for shade, food, snacks, drinks……and let’s not forget our MASKS!!! They are mandating masks to be inside!!! It is my belief that the Board President continues to mistreat the public because she is under the mistaken impression that we will go away. She knows not who she deals with. We are Americans. We are Patriots. We will not be pushed around by a bully.

The WCSD Superintendent wants to create a “task force” comprised of her choosing to override public opinion on the Benchmark Social Justice curriculum. See the article here: https://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/06/04/creating-environment-where-all-voices-heard-kristen-mcneill/7536539002/. I have some questions: What were the results of the public survey taken regarding this curriculum? Did the public survey not support the WCSD narrative of indoctrinating children? WE WANT THE RESULTS OF THE PUBLIC SURVEY made PUBLIC. (Rumor is that over 90% of the people who took the survey were against the curriculum.)

Email ALL of the Trustees and the Superintendent. Call. Attend the meeting Tuesday, June 8th, 2pm at 425 East 9th Street or give Public Opinion at publiccomments@washoeschools.net (Note: if you send in a public opinion email you cannot testify at the meeting.)
Superintendent Kristen McNeill kmcneill@washoeschools.net
District A: Trustee Jeffrey Church Jeffrey.Church@washoeschools.net
District B: Trustee Ellen Minetto EMinetto@washoeschools.net
District C: Trustee Andrew Caudill Andrew.Caudill@washoeschools.net
District D: Trustee Kurt Thigpen Kurt.Thigpen@washoeschools.net
District E: Trustee Angela Taylor ATaylor@washoeschools.net
At-Large District F: Trustee Jacqueline Calvert Jacqueline.Calvert@washoeschools.net
At-Large District G: Trustee Diane Nicolet DNicolet@washoeschools.net

We intercepted a message that supporters of this curriculum intend to show up wearing the color green as a counter protest. We are therefore encouraging everybody to show up wearing green, only make sure you have a sign with you expressing how you feel about this curriculum so that any media will not be able to twist the narrative that “everybody wearing green” supports this curriculum (see the flyer of the opposition below, it is GREEN).

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday June 8th 10am. Washoe County Commissioners Meeting
Wednesday June 9th. Conservative Talk Lunch
Saturday June 19. Patriot Street Fighter. 11:30 – 3:30

Best Regards,
Bruce Parks

1nevadapatriot@gmail.com
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Patriotic Review 24 May 21

Patriotic Review 24 May 21

Hello Fellow Patriots,

The legislative session is fast coming to an end and we can expect an effort to pass a great many bills in a very short period of time. Most of these bills will be bad for Nevada. As you are probably aware there are some sneaky, underhanded political maneuverings taking place. For example, the bad bill, AB286 that was amended to remove all of the language about “no guns allowed” was regurgitated in the form of SB452. This was introduced by Nicole Cannizzaro under a faux “emergency”. I guess there is no level as to how low they will stoop to push their agenda through.

Speaking of low, our school board will be meeting on May 25. The major item they will be discussing is the horrid SHARE (sex ed) curriculum. This was written largely by Planned Parenthood. You don’t suppose they would have an agenda, do you? The board was supposed to be discussing their equally horrid Social Justice Curriculum. Thanks to the outcry from patriots they postponed it (again) to the June 8th agenda. I suspect this action was under the mistaken impression that we would not show up on the May 25. They couldn’t be more mistaken. We will continue to show up at every school board meeting until the ALL of the trustees understand that we will not tolerate our school board working against educating our children to the standard we pay for and expect. Our kids deserve better and that will only happen if we stand up. If you cannot attend, please email your public comment to: publiccomments@washoeschools.net

In this edition you will also find an excerpt of Paul White’s Uncomfortable Truths Blog titled “Replacing Reno’s Homeless Shelter With A More Efficient Model”. This is Part II of this series.

Coming up on June 4th, James Taylor, President of the Heartland Institute, will be speaking. This is hosted by the Republican Women of Reno. He will be presenting the case for fighting back against the Tech Cartel and how to do it. See the flyer insert below for details.

Opportunities to get involved this week:
Tuesday May 25. Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting at 10AM
Tuesday May 25. Washoe County Board of Trustees Meeting (BIG RALLY PLANNED!) 2PM
Wednesday May 26. Conservative Talk Lunch 11:30am
Friday June 4th. James Tayor is speaking.

Best regards,
Bruce Parks
1NevadaPatriot@gmail.com
www.NevadaPatriot.net
Gab.com@ Nevada Patriot: Conservative Politics

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Patriotic Review ACTION EDITION 20 May 21

Patriotic Review ACTION EDITION 20 May 21

Fellow Patriots,
There are three, urgent, actionable items needing your attention:

First, the Washoe County School Board of Trustees has removed the Benchmark Social Justice Curriculum from the agenda again.  That being said, we believe they are gambling that AB261 will pass (see below). Needless to say, we have their attention! The protest, rally, gathering will continue as planned on May 25th starting at about 1:30pm.  Bring signs, 3 minute speeches, enthusiasm and weather appropriate gear (sun, snow, rain….who knows?). This is going to take all of us to keep this curriculum out of our schools. If you cannot attend, please email: publiccomments@washoeschools.net.

Location:
Central Administration Building, Board Room
425 East Ninth Street
Reno, NV

Second is the AB261 bill that we must do our best to stop.  This bill mandates CRT in all of the Nevada schools.  Write ALL of the senators and also write your opinion on the NELIS site.

Record your opinion:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/81st2021/
(be sure to scroll down to the “BILL VERSION and select 4/14/21)Here is the bill:
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bill/7727/Text

For the emails of all of the Senators see the bottom of this email.

AB261
This from Nevada Family Alliance

AB 261 is another bill declaring the Legislature’s “woke” agenda to the whole nation. This bill will  mandate all school districts to adopt curriculum grounded in critical race theory (CRT) and learn about LGBTQ activists throughout our nation’s history. The bill also gives the school districts the prerogative to include “any other group of persons [they deem] appropriate” to teach the students. 
We know that school districts, like Washoe County School District (WCSD), have already shown that they approve of teacher-led indoctrination and activism in the classroom. This bill would force other schools to follow in the footsteps of WCSD and continue on their mission to turn every student in Nevada into an activist fighting for causes they don’t understand.
This bill has been placed on the General File to be heard and voted on at ANY TIME during the  Senate session.
Nevada school board members and legislators need to be reminded of the power of parents. These are OUR schools and OUR children. We will not stand for tax-payer funded indoctrination in OUR state.  

Third is SB452 a bill which will negate CCW permits that Nicole Cannizaro has used a false emergency to deviously get SB452 into the legislature.  It is basically EVERYTHING that was gutted from AB 286 including “no guns in any covered premises” and has now been regurgitated into SB452.  Two weeks left and this is what they pull.  We must opine FAST. If Nevadans did NOT want this in AB286, they most certainly do NOT want the same thing in SB452.  If you would, we are still dealing with AB286, making criminals out of hobbyists (the ghost gun bill). We must speak up in great numbers!

This from the NRA:
SB452

Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro (D-6) used an emergency measure to revive the gun free zone expansion language that was amended out of Assembly Bill 286 earlier this session as a new bill: Senate Bill 452. With less than two weeks remaining in the 2021 legislative session, expect this bill to move quickly. Start contacting your senator today and urge their opposition to SB 452! Senate Bill 452, sponsored by Nicole Cannizzaro (D-6), prohibits law-abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves at certain gaming-connected businesses, such as hotels and shopping malls, if the owners decide to declare it a gun-free zone. This restriction extends to the property line, meaning the firearm prohibition includes open areas like parking lots, with limited exceptions. The bill contains no requirements for gun-free businesses to provide any security measures to guarantee the safety of disarmed patrons, such as security guards or metal detectors, to prevent armed criminals from ignoring the arbitrary boundaries and entering.

Additionally, Assembly Bill 286, legislation to criminalize home built firearms, is eligible for a final vote on the Senate floor as soon as today! Contact your senator today and urge their opposition to AB 286! Assembly Bill 286, sponsored by Assembly Member Sandra Jauregui (D-41), essentially bans home-built firearms for personal use by imposing requirements that far exceed those in federal law. It prohibits private individuals from possessing certain unregulated components commonly used by hobbyists to make their own firearms. This confiscatory bill also bans possession of existing, legal, firearms without serial numbers, such as home-built firearms, but it does exempt pre-1969 firearms. This exemption covers firearms made before federal law required licensed manufacturers and importers to place serial numbers on their commercially produced or imported firearms.

Record your opinion here:
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/81st2021/

Here is the bill:
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bill/8156/Overview

Email  the Senate:
Chris.Brooks@sen.state.nv.us, Carrie.Buck@sen.state.nv.us, Nicole.Cannizzaro@sen.state.nv.us,
Moises.Denis@sen.state.nv.us, Marilyn.DonderoLoop@sen.state.nv.us, Pete.Goicoechea@sen.state.nv.us, Scott.Hammond@sen.state.nv.us, Ira.Hansen@sen.state.nv.usJoe.Hardy@sen.state.nv.usDallas.Harris@sen.state.nv.us, Ben.Kieckhefer@sen.state.nv.us, Roberta.Lange@sen.state.nv.us, Dina.Neal@sen.state.nv.us, James.Ohrenschall@sen.state.nv.us, Keith.Pickard@sen.state.nv.us, Julia.Ratti@sen.state.nv.us, Melanie.Scheible@sen.state.nv.us, Heidi.Gansert@sen.state.nv.us, James.Settelmeyer@sen.state.nv.us, Pat.Spearman@sen.state.nv.us, Joyce.Woodhouse@sen.state.nv.us, David.Parks@sen.state.nv.us

People, let’s stand up, show up and speak up!
Bruce Parks
1NevadaPatriot@gmail.com
www.NevadaPatriot.net

Patriotic Review ACTION EDITION 20 May 21

Patriotic Review 10 May 2021

Hello Fellow Patriots,

Good News!  Our legislature is now restricted to contemplating only those bills that have been introduced.  That being said, a great deal of potential damage could be done to Nevada by some of the proposed legislation.  For example, AB286 is still out there.  This bill will make instant criminals out of hobbyist that have made a firearm using kits or by their own design (guns without serial numbers).  This is not about forensics as the science of ballistics has that covered.  There has been no strong argument regarding why Nevada should pass this bill.  Please write the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition of this bill;  it is infringement of the Second Amendment.  See the Committee with their emails below.  The hearing is Tuesday at 1pm.  Also record your opinion on the website (one more time) at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/81st2021/  ; be sure to scroll down to “Bill Version”  4/20/21 to  voice your opinion on this version of the bill.

I would also encourage you to write the legislators about the other bills pending that will devastate Nevada.  Resources for information besides the NELIS website are:  Nevada Family Alliance, Nevada Families for Freedom, Conservative Talk Lunch, and Battle Born Patriots.

Reno is opening their “CARES” campus to address the homelessness explosion in our community on May 17th.  At that time they will be doing “sweeps” along the Truckee River and telling the homeless people that this is no longer allowed.  This is once again a useless attempt to solve a problem that is easily fixable.  The City of Reno spent millions of dollars for this CARES Campus that I predict will be useless in six months. Additionally they are spending $400,000 per year for staffing on this campus.  The City of Reno refuses to accept their failures from the past as well as the failures of other cities that continually throw money down the drain while not enforcing existing laws.  The City of Reno would have you believe this is a new and novel idea while there are numerous examples across the country that clearly demonstrate that this plan does not work.  Why?  For insight into why this will not work you will find an excerpt of Paul White’s latest article (below) from his blog Inconvenient Truths.

Let’s talk about the communist indoctrination that the Washoe County School District wants for our kids.  The Washoe County School Board of Trustees does not understand or refuses to acknowledge that Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, BLM, politicial correctness, equity, Systemic Racism, white privilege and BICOP (black, indigenous, people of color) are all founded in Marxist ideology. Teaching these to our children is down right anti-American.  Nevada has the worst schools in the country academically and instead of addressing those critical problems, the school board would rather focus on indoctrinating our kids to become social justice warriors as opposed to productive members of our community.  The Trustee meeting is now mysteriously open once again to in person public this Tuesday at 2pm ONLY (see information below). It is time we hold our elected representatives accountable for the lack of quality education. Send your public comment to:   publiccomments@washoeschools.net , even better, attend in person.

Opportunities to get involved this week:
Monday May 10, AB286 write legislators and opine on the 4/20 version of the bill, possibly testify
Tuesday May 11, Washoe County Commissioner’s Meeting 10am
Tuesday May 11, Washoe County School District Board of Trustees.  Meeting 2pm (arrive early!!) SHARP!   Tuesday May 11 and May 25. Social Justice Curriculum Rally at 1:30 in from of the administration building on 425 Ninth Street (more details below with down-loadable flyer)
Wednesday May 12, Conservative Talk Lunch. 10:30 for food, 11:30 for the meeting (details below)
Wednesday May 12, Constitution Class by Zoom (details below)

Best regards,
Bruce Parks
1NevadaPatriot@gmail.com
www.NevadaPatriot.net
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Patriotic Review 22 April 2021

Patriotic Review 22 April 2021

Hello Fellow Patriots,

I like to start these newsletters off with good news.  In that vein, Churchill County Commissioners have unanimously voted to fully open Churchill County!  By fully open, I mean there are zero “mask mandates”.  This makes 10 Nevada counties that are now free, we have 7 to go.

Our voices are being heard by our legislators although not to the degree we would like.  There have been several seriously bad bills that have been significantly amended before being passed by the Assembly. An example is AB286, which would have negated a CCW permit and ban the manufacture of fire arms by hobbyists.  It was amended to simply address those firearms lacking serial numbers, (aka. “ghost guns”). It passed the Assembly. If passed by the Senate, it would make instant felons of anyone in possession of a firearm without a serial number.  Without a National Registry of Serial numbers, which would be the first step towards confiscation, serial numbers are meaningful only to the manufacturers.  They are not a significant law enforcement tool.  This is clear over-reach and irrational reaction to a problem that does not exist.

Another whopper of a bill, AB376, is mis-titled, “Keep Nevada Working Act”.  It would more appropriately be named, “Welcome Illegals Into Nevada For Use As Cheap Labor As Our Welfare Costs Rise Exponentially Act”.  The focus of this bill was to make Nevada a Sanctuary State for illegals.  There are now three amendments; no vote was taken in the Assembly, it is still an expensively and bad bill for Nevada and was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means; stay tuned for updates. We are going to need to pressure our Senators to ensure these bills do not become law.

We are continuing to fight for the children of Washoe County by holding the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees accountable for the lack of education in our schools.   Nevada ranks last in the nation for education and yet our School Board wants to integrate a new curriculum entirely focused on “social justice” instead of the 3 Rs.  This curriculum is not education, it is indoctrination.  I encourage you to click here and view the curriculum.  I recommend, to narrow your focus and where to look within the curriculum, click here for a pdf of the Nevada Families for Freedom article and then give your comments in the public survey (scroll to the bottom of the curriculum link for the survey).  The survey is only open until Monday, 26 April 2021. We need to let them know, NOT IN OUR SCHOOLS.  After you take the survey, consider emailing the WCSD Trustees and express your opposition to this curriculum.  Keep in mind the whole, “social justice push” is part of Marxists/Socialist doctrine to subvert our American way of life.

You may want to join the lawsuit against Washoe County School District.  Instead of focusing on the 3 Rs and giving our students the education they need to succeed, the school board continues to spend time and money on anti-racism indoctrination.  They have now locked the public out of the meetings as well.  Are you a current/former WCSD employee, parent, or student with firsthand WCSD experiences regarding student learning, abusive behavior, or denial of rights? Are you willing to stand up publicly, tell the truth, and give our children and community a fighting chance at a better future? Contact Joey Gilbert at “The People’s Champ” foundation or call Joey Gilbert’s office at (775) 210-1501 and ask for Andrea.  Mr. Gilbert is donating his services. https://www.joeygilbert.com/openschools#3
For a downloadable flyer  click here.

Last, yet not least, included in this newsletter is a portion of the sixth in the series written by Paul D. White, “How Do We Fix Our Washoe County Schools”.  If you missed portions of the series, the articles are hosted on  NevadaPatriot.net  under the Paul White tab.

Synopsis of Opportunities:

  • Keep an eye out for bills being pushed through the Legislature at lightening speed; comment and email the Legislators.
  • Express your opinion on the WCSD integration of the Social Justice Curriculum before Monday, 26, April 2021
  • Participate in the Joey Gilbert Lawsuit against WCSBoard of Trustees
  • Consider attending the Virtual Constitution Class on Wednesdays at 4pm (see below) we are starting at the beginning of the series; we are only in the second lesson.  Now is the time to join and go through the entire course.
  • Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting  Tues 10AM  27 April, 21
  • Washoe County School Board of Trustees Meeting Tues 2PM  27 April, 21
  • Conservative Talk Lunch Wed 11:30AM 28 April, 21

Best regards,
Bruce Parks
1NevadaPatriot@gmail.com
www.NevadaPatriot.net
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How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools?  

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” (John Adams – 2nd President of the United States)

How Do We Fix Our WCSD Schools?  Part VI of a 6-Part Series

Overview:
For over a decade, the Washoe County School District (and all Nevada public schools) have ranked last in the nation or almost-last in the nation in quality of education.  WCSD superintendents and school boards have primarily blamed our failing schools on a lack of funding. That is provably false because 10 states fund their public schools equal-to or LOWER-than Nevada, and all 10 of those states outperform our schools.  

Part VI:  BETTER LEADERSHIP

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29)

There is NO hope for the future of Washoe County’s 104 public schools and 62,000 students until WCSD leadership changes from top to bottom, beginning with Superintendent Kristin McNeill and Board President Angela Taylor. There currently exists NO “vision” in this duo’s leadership regarding how to proceed in creating schools that provide accountable academic teaching, a safe, secure and moral school environment, and don’t mismanage and waste almost $1 Billion per year in annual funding.

SUPERINTENDENT KRISTIN MCNEILL
Superintendent McNeill was selected by the School Board as WCSD’s new superintendent approximately one year ago. McNeill’s appointment directly contradicted the recommendation of the professional search group hired by the Board, who didn’t even rate McNeill among the top 6 superintendent candidates in a very weak field of applicants.

Why did the Board’s professional search group NOT recommend Kristin McNeill to be the new superintendent?
To continue reading the article click here.

Paul D. White was a career public educator – as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, in 7 different school districts. A  2-time Educator of the Year, and national speaker/author on school reform, White’s focus  is transforming low-performing, out-of-control schools into drug-free, non-violent, racially harmonious, and high-achieving campuses.  He welcomes feedback at:  white.pauld@gmail.com

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