School Task Force – About Us
The School Task Force is a ministry of New Hope Community Church in Palatine, IL. It was formed in the summer of 2022 after a concerned church member brought a movie about the sexualization of children in our nation’s school to our attention. The movie was entitled, The Mind Polluters. We had our first informational meeting in August of 2022.
When it looked like our local high school board (Palatine/Schaumburg Township High School District 211) was planning to vote to adopt the radical National Sex Ed Standards (NSES) in November of 2022, we went to work creating an informational door hanger about the situation. With the help of many concerned citizens we were able to distribute almost 10,000 door hangers to district residents informing them about the radically and perverse content of the NSES.
Consequently, there was a great outcry against the proposed sex ed. Unfortunately, 5 members of our school board voted to adopt the standards anyway. Two listened and voted No.
It is very clear that we need school board members who will listen to their constituents instead of simply being a rubber stamp for the decisions of administrators and union leadership. We are launching another door hanger campaign to continue to raise awareness in the community about these problems. This time, the focus is the obscene books in our school libraries and informing residents about where school board candidates stand on using schools to sexualize children.
We continue to hold monthly info/action meetings at our church for concerned residents.
Why Doesn’t Our School Board Do Something About This?
The short answer to that question is that the majority of our school board members do not really represent us. There are some reasons for this that may surprise you. Here is the first. You may not realize it, but the teacher’s union and other school employee unions were directly involved in getting three of our board members elected: Board President Klimkowicz, McGowan, and Bradley.
Here’s how it works: The unions chose them to run. Then, they coordinated and financed their campaigns using union money and union workers. Union members (school employees) are told who to vote for and they turned out in droves to vote for them on Election Day. And because most residents do not vote in these off-season (April) elections, they won.
In the end, our district ended up with union members on one side of the negotiating table and school board members (whom the unions helped to elect) on the other. This leaves the community with no voice and no real representation. If this strikes you as a colossal conflict of interest, it is! It’s an outrageous situation. We do not involve ourselves in electing representatives for the unions and they should not be involved in electing representatives for us. It used to be illegal for government employees to unionize for just this reason. If you are a teacher reading this, we have a SPECIAL WORD for you.
Unfortunately also, some board members are ‘true believers’ in the sexualization of kids. You may be surprised to find out that incumbent board member Kim Cavill is a Comprehensive Sex educator who hosts podcasts for kids as young as middle school with titles such as “All About Anal”(no longer available), “Creating Queer Inclusive Spaces for Kids” and “Can Boys Wear Dresses?” See her podcasts HERE. She has removed the audio files, but the titles and descriptions tell the story. There is too much to say about her here, but you can read MORE.
So there you have it; three union lackeys and one radical sex educator. On a seven member school board that’s a majority–even without Steven Rosenblum who also voted for the National Sex Ed Standards.
Our community needs school board members who will actually represent OUR values. Mark your calendars! You can apply for your mail-in ballot TODAY or vote early in-person starting March 20 for the April 4 school board election. See our voter guide for MORE INFORMATION.