“The first step “Take Back Whitefish” is enacting is to Recall the entire Whitefish School Board of Trustees. We have been granted Legal Approval by the Flathead County Board of Elections to recall the ENTIRE Whitefish School Board.
This process will advance to the next step by obtaining 2391 signatures of Registered Voters within the Whitefish School District boundaries. Once these signatures are received, the Board of Trustees will be given an opportunity to “defend” themselves, during which time a public vote takes place indicating the public’s interest in removing each board member individually. After the said vote, each member that has lost their vote will then be challenged by a new potential board member in a public election. At this time, a full-on Campaign and Election will begin, and we as parents can vote in a “New” Whitefish School Board.“
This is very real!! School Board Trustees should be recalled for the following reasons:
“Violation of Article II, Part 2, Section 8 of the Montana Constitution, Right of Participation: ‘The public has the right to expect governmental agencies to afford such reasonable opportunity for citizen participation in the operation of the agencies prior to the final decision as may be provided by law.
The board misrepresented the results of the surveys of the Families, Teachers Association, and Non-Union employees before the final decision, but after the public comments closed when they unanimously consented to redefine “recommended” as synonymous with “mandate,” ignoring the variable of choice that differentiates the word “recommended” from “mandate,” positioning necessity to adjudicate the intention of the voter, thus rendering the voice of these groups to a 50/50 ratio instead of the prima facia 2/3 / 1/3 ratio in support of some variable of choice. They then relied on the 50/50 tally of these groups as their input and influence on the final decision. This denied these groups “reasonable opportunity for citizen participation in the operation of the agency,” violating the Montana Constitution, Right of Participation, thereby violating the Oath of Office.”
The following Public Profiles are those of the Whitefish School Board of Trustees members. These are the people that are responsible for violating their Oath of Office. Stand with us and Take Back Whitefish. We will be posting locations and times where Signature Gatherers will be collecting the needed signatures to proceed to the next step.
The following comment was made by Dr. Melissa Lee of Whitefish:
“I will sign the petition for recall. It looks like the Whitefish School Board got around the Montana State Law of parental input (due to its soft squishy language) and forcing masks on YOUNG grade school children despite the profound lack of medical evidence (as many European countries recognize).
As a doctor, I can not support nearly superstitious rituals provoked by fearful adults. Adults, if you are afraid— get the vaccine, wear an N95, wear three knitted cloth masks (the latter is against all reason and evidence), whatever you need to do for yourself — but do the right thing for children. Children are low risk and NEED to see faces and socialize properly. While I’m very supportive of vaccines for adults and am vaccinated myself, I see no good evidence that most children need the vaccine and are concerned about harmful side effects — like increased myocarditis compared to older adults — to the point that several Nordic counties have altered recommendations for vaccinating males under 30 years old!
Yes, Covid can also cause myocarditis, but it is an interesting ethical question about getting something accidentally versus injecting something purposefully into children known to cause it with questionable benefit for the age group. In the end, informed consent and patient autonomy are paramount. No medicine ought to be mass forced. To me, that is fundamentally against patient rights and medical ethics. And most of all, I will always advocate for children over adults.”
The following Public Profiles are those of the Whitefish School Board Trustee members. These are the people that are responsible for violating their Oath of Office. Stand with us and Take Back Whitefish. We will be posting locations and times where Signature Gatherers will be collecting the needed signatures to proceed to the next step.
Please sign the recall petition if you are within the Whitefish School District boundaries. Montana Daily Gazette will keep readers updated as things progress.