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Unmask our kids - SCASD campaign
Message drafted to loop in the new parents who have contacted me in the last day or so. Feel free to forward it to your networks.
We're working from the organizing model recommended by Bonds for the Win.
Here's a video of parents in Dare County, North Carolina, who used the process to liberate more than 4,990 kids in their school district.
Here's a link to a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania on Feb. 8, 2022 against PA Secretary of Education and several individual school boards, on the same issues. We need to watch that case to see how fast the court takes it up and how quickly the court issues a ruling.
HOWEVER, this current SCASD campaign is not a lawsuit approach, so it doesn't require attorneys or attorneys fees.
It only requires parents willing to sign cover letters and "Notice of Intent to File Claim" forms to be submitted to the school board. There are samples of those documents at the Bonds for the Win site, with citations to federal and state criminal statutes. We will need to adapt the samples for the SCASD campaign, to cite federal laws and Pennsylvania laws.
The surety bond campaign goes after the district's financial interests and the criminal acts of the board members, by notifying the board that we believe they are engaging in criminal acts, giving them a short time to correct their policy and practice to stop breaking the law, and letting them know the consequence for failure to stop committing the crimes: that we will make claims to the insurance policy holder, such that the insurance company will investigate and potentially suspend the board's bonds/insurance coverage, or hike their premiums to cover the risks to the policy-holder stemming from continued criminal acts.
On Monday, Feb. 14, I filed a Right to Know request to SCASD, which is the first step: getting the bond and/or liability insurance contracts.
I have used Right to Know Law (and similar laws in other states) regularly over the past two decades to get documents from SCASD and other local government entities, through work investigative reporting, as a paralegal and for grassroots citizen campaigns)…
If SCASD stonewalls, the next step is to try to find the insurance company itself and request the bond contract from them, and/or appeal the SCASD records denial to the PA Office of Open Records.
If SCASD does give us records and doesn't lift the mask mandates, the next steps will be reading the bond/insurance policies and preparing "Notice of Intent to File Claim" forms.
Those will inform the board of the demand that the mask mandate be lifted, which Pennsylvania criminal laws are being violated (primarily practicing medicine without a license, but also possibly criminal fraud based on the demonstrably false claims about mask safety and efficacy), how many days they have to comply with the demand, and what will happen if they refuse, which is the step of actually filing claims with the insurance policy holders.
Our goal would be to have as many parents as possible signing those forms, and deliver them to the board at their next meeting, in early March, similar to the parents in the Dare County, NC video.
We have already heard, from district administrator Jeanne Knouse, that they are currently reviewing policies and preparing an announcement of changes within the next week or so.
We are in "wait and see" mode until next Monday, see what district does in the meantime re: mask mandate, and see how district responds to RTK request.
With many states and school districts lifting their mask mandates in recent weeks ahead of Biden's State of the Union Address March 1, it's possible SCASD will lift the mandate before we get to the filing stage.
They might do it based on changing CDC guidance, which has been shifting in recent weeks from mandates pegged to "case rates" at the community level, to mandates pegged to "hospitalization" and "death" rates.
However, Vermont public health authorities are apparently trying to peg lifting of mask mandates to reaching 80% mRNA/DNA injection rates in schools.
If SCASD tries to go that route, we have a different fight on our hands.
Note: The reason why we're going after the insurance policies, even related to criminal acts by the board and administrators, instead of reporting the actions to police for criminal investigation and prosecution, is because law enforcement has demonstrated a lack of interest in investigating and charging the perpetrators of the Covid "mitigation" crimes over the last two years.
That might change with the changing political and cultural momentum, and more people are filing Private Criminal Complaints already on small and large aspects of the criminal enterprise, which can be done in Pennsylvania. See 235 Pa. Rules of Criminal Procedure 504.
But for the last two years, I've tried to work with State College police and the Centre County sheriff without success, and I've seen reports of that same disinterest/complicity from many other law enforcement jurisdictions.
That's why people around America are using the surety bond approach: it bypasses sluggish law enforcement and goes straight to the pockets of the corporations providing insurance to the school districts.