Model Letter to A School Board Member

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Remember, this language is just a start – make it personal based on your experience.

Dear Dr/Ms/Mr

As a [parent/grandparent of a student in the [name of district], I am writing today in support of our professional educators and school administration. I believe they have the expertise to make select the instructional resources and develop lessons plans best suited to achieve learning standards, meet curriculum expectations, and support student learning outcomes.

I am aware of movements by some people in legislatures and at the school board level to silence or censor educational components that they find objectionable or “political.” 

I reject these movements and hope you will too. Our teachers deserve our respect and our support.

We do that best by recognizing their professional knowledge, practices, and expertise to create a path of study for kids that prepares all students for college, career and civil life.

As a professional in the community – historian, children’s book writer, and poet – I would never presume to know how to teach or develop curriculum. But please don’t hesitate to ask me questions or for recommended resources. I am always happy to help and support classroom teachers. I also love to buy books for classrooms – especially ones that support diversity and equity and justice education – don’t hesitate to ask. Happy to help!

Teachers do that best when they have our resounding support for access to resources and professional respect and the freedom to make instructional decisions that they are best equipped to make.

Thank you,

(Your Name)

(Your contact info)