Protecting our children and securing the schools

We must not be conflating the tragedy in Florida and school shootings with a constitutional discussion.  

What do we do now?

We need to have a reasonable response to school shootings. Everything should be on the table. There will be many things we can do now and some we can do later. This will not be a one size fits all solution. We need to raise up all the best practices from across the country. Some communities are getting this right.

We have some who want to make the NRA and others who support the 2nd amendment rights as the political boogieman. Folks, the most sacred right we have is the right to live; The second amendment was put in place to protect that right to live. Logic and common sense is something that seems to have escaped many of us.

We have people who want to preserve gun free zones at all costs. 

We cannot have a reasonable conversation on this issue, with people who want to corruptly use this tragedy as a gateway to promote their own personal pathology; These activists want to rip into gun ownership rights.

We know that there are leftist, activist organizations who want to parlay the emotion of these teens into fomenting division. To distract from the real issue and make this an anti-gun issue. These emotional teens, and the emotions of those in our community are being hijacked by leftist-anti 2nd amendment groups on a national level.

We have national leftist organizations supporting the logistics, teaching, training and messaging to corrupt this tragedy into a political advantage.

* They do not care about our country, they don’t care about these kids, or about school shootings;
* They only care about using this tragedy, to recruit new activists to further promote their sham on the public.
* They are looking at using anyone they can as an unwitting participants.

The school shooting has been hijacked by anti-gun, ANTIFA type groups to advance a leftist agenda. Buzzfeed (a leftist outfit) has reported that the following activist groups have their hands in this.

1)Everytown (bankrolled by Bloomberg), 2) Giffords (Gabrielle Giffords) , 3) Move, 4) Planned Parenthood,

5) action network (remember these Marxists? They were meddling in our last election here in Boyertown!!!)

BuzzFeed News has reported they are helping the students with logistics, strategy, messaging and planning for their upcoming protests.

Special Education

The past 10 years, we have seen significant increases in Special Education enrollment and associated costs in Boyertown.

We must ensure the services our School District provides, improve where needed and remain an effective partner with parents. Parents strive every day to raise their families. Healthy families result in healthy children and healthy children effectively learn and grow into competent ethical adults.

School Districts like Radnor, Downingtown, Pocono Mountain, Bradford County, Lancaster and Pottsgrove have all made adjustments to special education.

They have all lowered their cost in special education services! What changes did they make? What did these other area school districts do? We need to look into this, learn, and discuss.

We must support children who need special education help! This added assistance can make a world of difference for children. My daughter benefited greatly from special education!

Boyertown School District’s special education enrollment has grown so much over the last 10 years. Our Special Education enrollment has grown to almost 22% of our entire student body. Our costs are way up too.

I want to see the data that shows how this has happened. Our Special Education Program needs to work for our families.



Boyertown School Board Director