2006 Sample Precinct Caucus Resolutions

February 8, 2006
 
THE DANGERS OF UNIVERSAL MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING: 1. Therefore, be it resolved that we oppose universal mental health screening (sometimes called social and emotional screening) of students in K-12 schools, pre-schools, and in early infancy.

2.  Be it further resolved that we oppose social and emotional outcomes being incorporated into the school curricula.


UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL: Therefore, be it resolved that we oppose establishing universal pre-school programs in the state of Minnesota.


GOVERNMENT EARLY CHILDHOOD OUTCOMES: 1.  Therefore, be it resolved that we support the independence of families providing their own early childcare and the 80% of preschool care that is privately provided, and we oppose the use of government defined social and emotional outcomes for pre-school programs, child care facilities, and private homes.

2.  Be it further resolved that we support state child-care licensing based on health and safety, but we oppose a government system to rate and report on private early care facilities based on government-defined social and emotional outcomes.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB): Therefore, be it resolved that we oppose state and federal support of International Baccalaureate (IB) and the adoption of IB by local school districts.


INVASIVE SURVEYS: Therefore, be it resolved that we support state requirements for schools to notify parents in advance of administering non-academic personal surveys, and that notification must include an accurate description of the content of the survey. We further support the state requiring schools to obtain voluntary, active, informed, written parental permission before all such surveys are administered.


AMERICAN HERITAGE:

Therefore, be it resolved that we support and encourage school districts and teachers to include original sources showing the important role of religion in our Nationís founding while teaching history.