Speak Up

Tell School Board Members What You Think!

We are under no illusions that sending an email or speaking during public comment time at school board meeting, will actually change the minds of any of the 5 members of the board who voted to adopt the National Sex Ed Standards (Cavill, Rosenblum, Klimkowicz, McGowan, Bradley). In general, these board members are not responsive to their constituents. They almost invariably vote for whatever the school administration recommends. See “What’s Wrong With Our School Board.”

However, there is still some value in letting them know how you feel. It provides moral and numerical support to the two board members who are actually responsive to constituents (Cramer and Dombrowski). At the Nov. 10th BOE meeting, board member Pete Dombrowski was able to refute the oft-repeated lie that we are only a “small, vocal minority.” He shared that he (and by extension the whole board) had received over 200 emails about the sex ed; 91% in firm opposition. Being a ‘minority’ board member against a powerful, morally corrupt majority is not an easy job. It helps to have support–and numbers!

Email Our School Board Members

It only takes 5 minutes to send an email to the entire board at:

Please do. It doesn’t have to be long. It just has to be counted! 

Attend a BOE Meeting

The Board of Education meets at 7:30 p.m. each month at the G.A. McElroy Administration Center, 1750 South Roselle Road, Palatine, Illinois

Speaking up at a school board during public comment time or even just attending is appreciated. We need to keep the pressure on our school board. Make it clear to them that we are not a “small vocal minority,” but actually represent a majority of their constituents.    

If you wish to speak to the board during public comment time, please arrive a few minutes early and sign up. Public comments are limited to 3-5 minutes. It changes from meeting to meeting.

Board meetings are livestreamed HERE.

Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Thursday, May 11, 2023
  • Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023

For the most up to date meeting information go to the board site HERE.