With the next election cycle rapidly approaching, it’s part of our branch and AAUW CA’s agenda to monitor school board meetings for both public comments and board activity in opposition to AAUW’s mission of protecting gender equity.
The state organization’s School Board Project seeks to combat efforts across the country “to withhold certain historical information from students and to preclude student access and exposure to educational materials and/or campus events concerning a number of historically marginalized groups, including persons of color and people in LGBTQ+ communities. These efforts include financial and other forms of support for candidates for school board positions who support these policies and who would then be in a position to see them come to fruition.”
In support of this state project, an AAUW MH committee has been established to attend and monitor meetings of the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Meetings are generally the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the district office, 15600 Concord Circle. A sign-up sheet is in the AAUW shared Google folder; MHUSD Board Meetings – Google Sheets, as is a checklist of things to watch for. AAUW attendees should plan to make a brief report on activity at the board meetings and include it in the Google folder.
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