Browerville Schools to Celebrate Graduation with Ceremony
Here’s some great news for your day!! Graduates and families everywhere will appreciate this school moving forward to celebrate the K-12 rites of passage. With everyone in 6-week isolation, no doubt this event will be a joyful yet tearful celebration.
Browerville Public Schools will hold graduation outside on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 1:00pm while keeping “adequate safe distance between individuals”. Parents only are invited to keep the attendance limited.
Browerville has done a great job of working to safe distance graduates and parents under CDC guidelines. They are a small high school and therefore have a small graduating class. Mid and larger high schools could hold smaller groupings of graduates. It’s worth taking up this idea with your school!
Read the public information below.
“After significant discussion and debate, it was determined that Browerville High School will hold the 2020 High School Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 1:00 in the elementary turn around. In order to hold the ceremony, while keeping a adequately safe distance between individuals, we are limiting the attendance to parents of the graduates only, with a maximum of four. Seniors are to be at the high school by noon and meet in the high school gymnasium to line up.
Gowns will be handed out on May 5-8. The price for graduates is $10.00 for the tassel. Honor graduate cost will be $13.00 for a tassel and a cord. High honor graduate cost will be $16.00 for a tassel and two cords. In addition, all lunch charges, shop projects, band charges, and Chromebooks must be paid when caps and gowns are picked up.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, all caps and gowns are to be returned to the high school gymnasium.
The district is currently working on having the ceremony live streamed and recorded for replay. Information will follow at a later time.
Please look for a mailing describing the events to come in more detail. Again, thank you for your continued patience and understanding. GO TIGERS!”
Who Represents Me? https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/
For Such a Time As Now!
TO: Representative _______ or Senator ________,
RE: Revisor # 20-8345
DATE: April 13, 2020
Many legislators have been asking for constituent feedback. I have serious concerns and ask for your immediate attention.
The latest draft bill to be considered and passed Tuesday, April 14, 2020 is Revisor # 20-8345.
Under Section 12, the Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner is given unilateral authority “to delay, waive or modify” over 17 Minnesota state law chapters or Rules – by which we are governed – Chapters 8.7, 14, 62D, 62J, 62Q, 144, 144A, 144D, 144G, 144H, 146A, 146B, 148, 149A, 153A, 157, 8.8 214, and 327, and in Minnesota Statutes, sections 256.045, 626.556, and 626.557.
Such authority over public health and personal health decisions should never be held by one person. Section 12 allows the Commissioner to write and pass her own laws without legislative or citizen voice. If passed, there will be no recourse for the voice of our legislative body or citizens through our constituent legislators.
Do not give “temporary authority” to the Commissioner to unilaterally make law in Minnesota. Do not allow the Commissioner to have an additional 60 days of emergency powers beyond the state of emergency.
Executive Orders, Early Childhood and the Family: Will it Forever be Changed?
March 26, 2020
At a time of great crisis, will our governor’s response to the pandemic change early childhood and the family forever?
At other times of crises, such as 9-11 and the collapse of the World Trade Towers, we witnessed sweeping legislation under the Patriot Act bringing our citizens under increasing state surveillance. Other crises brought additional regulations instead of fixing the original issue. All resulted in a loss of freedom.
What is happening?
As small business childcare providers are increasingly shut out of the market, families will have fewer alternatives but the Cradle to Grave system. Parental rights will be obliterated and family, as we have known it, will be forever changed.
Great Start was a Red Flag
Through the Great Start for ALL Minnesota Children Act, a 2019 bill, legislative cards were laid on the table. This bill demonstrates the foundational ideologies of predictive analysis, state control of children early on if not at Birth and health equity or equal health outcomes. Where? Raised by the state in public schools and/or aligned-programs. When? From Birth! All the while, government workers will be entering your home prenatally weekly then monthly until your baby is 3 years old or older. Free childcare and free home visits! Eighteen additional pages of how government will implement these plans. Don’t you have to ask why government wants our children so very badly?
Great Start and Governor Walz Executive Orders
Are the two things related? Indeed! Great Start is Governor Walz’s #1 priority and now he has the “peacetime emergency” authority to make it happen. Will the legislators have any voice? Constituent voice – the voice of the people?
A first executive order a week ago proclaimed free childcare for all healthcare workers and first responders. Sounds great, right? Don’t we already have well established childcare programs for those in need? Yes! This is free childcare for people earning good incomes!! Just a few days earlier all healthcare and first responders were paying for childcare. Now it’s free in the public schools for 5 to 12 year olds and 3-5 year olds in Head Starts! (Don’t forget 38 newly deputized YMCAs for your free childcare.) How will they ever keep all these kids at 6 foot distances? Aren’t the schools otherwise closed? As we see more and more little ones coming down with COVID-19, doesn’t this concern you?
What is an Essential Worker?
Overnight claiming“essential worker” status is quite popular! Essential workers can still work and receives wages. Not to forget, these individuals are also our healthcare workers and others who are daily exposed to the virus and are working so very diligently on our behalf. Hats off to you and thank you! However….
By the latest executive order (March 25th), the ever-expanding “essential worker” falls into one of these categories. All may receive free childcare!
Healthcare and Public Health
Law enforcement, Public Safety and First Responder
Food and Agriculture (includes groceries and farmers and farm supplies)
Energy – Utilities
Water and Wastewater treatment
YES, the virus is real! But please take note. Government is using this virus to remove freedoms, that is, a parent’s right to guide their children, even and especially in the early years.
If you recall from last years’ article, predictive analysis is the idea that all children must attend school very young, somewhere between birth and year 1, as all mother and fathers must go into the workforce. It is not a matter of, “I’ll just stay home and homeschool,” as that belief doesn’t fit into the reality of predictive analysis.
We must continue to offer alternatives to the Common Core Cradle to Grave system embedded in their early childhood structure in Minnesota, for this is where government is heading very quickly. What we are watching is a systematic transformation of children’s early years and the family. How will this dove-tail with Kindergarten and beyond when your child knows nothing else but life in school?
Your constituent legislators are asking to hear from you!! Call them to say that you are not in favor of removing all alternatives for early childhood and families through this takeover of child providers and free childcare. On top of all the other costs occurring with the pandemic, taxpayer-funded free childcare for all of society is a cost we cannot afford in Minnesota.