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JROTC Must Go! Meeting
Date Tuesday March 04
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 7:00 P.M.
GLOBAL EXCHANGE
2017 Mission St (@ 16th), San Francisco
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/Author
"What are they recruiting for?
Murder, rape, torture, war!"

THE NEXT MEETING OF JROTC MUST GO!
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 7:00 P.M.
GLOBAL EXCHANGE
2017 Mission St (@ 16th), San Francisco
For more information on how you can become involved contact:
Bonnie Weinstein, (415) 824-8730
Nancy Macias, (415) 255-7296 ext. 229

Send a letter to the Board of Education
JROTC MUST GO!

Please expand upon or send the letter below to the members of the
San Francisco Board of Education declaring:

We/I demand that the San Francisco school board phase
out JROTC at the end of the current 2007-2008 school
year, as you voted to do in 2006.

The reasons for phasing out JROTC are laid out very
clearly in the 2006 resolution.

http://portal.sfusd.edu/data/board/pdf/memberreso/sanchez%20kelly%20sub%20motion%20jrotc%20to%20budget%2010%2018%2006.pdf
(see below)

"The SFUSD has restricted the activities of military
recruiters on our campuses...

"JROTC is a program wholly created and administrated
by the United States Department of Defense, whose
documents and memoranda clearly identify JROTC as an
important recruiting arm; and...

"JROTC manifests the military's discrimination against
LGBT people..."

Given the dangerous role that the U.S. military is
playing in the world today, and given the military's
ongoing discrimination against LGBT people, it would
be legally and morally repugnant for the school
district to continue to facilitate the military's
access to our students.

Send letters to: (please send copies to Bonnie Weinstein at
giobon@comcast and Riva Enteen at riva187 [at] yahoo.com

Mr. Norman Yee
YeeN1 [at] sfusd.edu

Hydra Mendoza
MendozaH [at] sfusd.edu

Eric Mar, Esq.
mare [at] sfusd.edu

Kim-Shree Maufas
MaufasKS [at] sfusd.edu

Jane Kim
kimj7 [at] sfusd.edu

Mark Sanchez
sanchezm5 [at] sfusd.edu

Jill Wynn
wynnj [at] sfusd.edu

Norman Yee
YeeN1 [at] sfusd.edu

Substitute Motion , As Amended
Adopted by the Board of Education at its Regular Meeting of November
14, 2006.

Subject: Resolution No. 65-23A1

PHASING OUT THE JROTC PROGRAM

- Mark Sanchez and Dan Kelly

WHEREAS: The San Francisco Unified School District has banned
educational partnerships with outside organizations that discriminate
against any group based upon sexual orientation; and

WHEREAS: Civilian control of the military, and restriction of military
involvement in civilian affairs is a fundamental characteristic of a
healthy democracy; and

WHEREAS: The San Francisco Unified School District has restricted the
activities of military recruiters on our campuses; and

WHEREAS: The San Francisco Unified School District has adopted
violence prevention and conflict resolution strategies that promote
non-violent behavior; and

WHEREAS: The San Francisco Unified School District requires that
teachers of all academic courses be fully credentialed; and

WHEREAS: JROTC is a program wholly created and administrated by the
United States Department of Defense, whose documents and memoranda
clearly identify JROTC as an important recruiting arm; and

WHEREAS: No other potential employer or recruiter is given such a high
profile, nor such extensive contact with students; and

WHEREAS: JROTC instructors are not certificated teachers, and may not
even possess a college degree of any kind; and

WHEREAS: The San Francisco Unified School District share of JROTC
salaries is provided from central budget, while regular PE teachers
are charged against each school's site-based budget; and

WHEREAS: JROTC manifests the military's discrimination against LGBT
people by offering non-LGBT students preferential enlistment options; and

WHEREAS: JROTC is one of the largest after school activities at some
High Schools; and

WHEREAS: The Board of Education has received extensive testimony that
JROTC promotes self-esteem, community service, and academic and
leadership skills; and

WHEREAS: Many other student extra-curricular activities also develop
self-esteem, academic and leadership skills, and a commitment to
service; and

WHEREAS: The California Education Code permits, and some SFUSD schools
allow, students to receive PE credit for sports participation,
independent study, or other classes deemed equivalent.

Therefore Be It Resolved: The Board of Education finds that
credentialing requirements for academic instructors and courses are
not met by the JROTC, except where specifically allowable as a
substitute for Physical Education; and

Be it Further Resolved: The Board of Education finds that JROTC
programs on campus constitute a form of military recruitment and are
in violation of our policy governing fair access for recruiters on
campuses; and

Be it Further Resolved: The Board of Education finds that the JROTC
program violates our anti discrimination policies with regard to LGBT
students and adults; and

Be it Further Resolved: The Board of Education finds that the funding
mechanism of the JROTC creates inequities between High Schools in
SFUSD; and

Be it Further Resolved: The Board of Education finds that the JROTC is
an inappropriate extension of the nation's military into the civilian
sphere; and

Be it Further Resolved: The Board of Education hereby begins a
two-year phase out of all JROTC programs in the SFUSD resulting in no
JROTC classes in the 2008-2009 school year and beyond; and

Be it Further Resolved: No new JROTC units or programs may be
initiated at any SFUSD schools, effective immediately; and

Be it Further Resolved: That SFUSD staff shall not direct or require
that students enroll in JROTC as an alternative to PE, or for any
other reason; and

Be it Further Resolved: The Board of Education will grant PE credits
for sports participation, independent study, and other courses deemed
appropriate, and requests staff to provide guidelines for Board
approval by the first meeting in January 2007; and

Be It Further Resolved: That the Board of Education calls for the
creation of a special task force to develop alternative, creative,
career driven programs with the elements of the existing JROTC program
that students have indicated important to them, which then will
provide students with a greater sense of purpose and respect for self
and humankind; and

Be It Further Resolved: That any new programs being implemented
beginning academic year 2007-08 are evaluated before the end of the
school year to test student satisfaction.

11/14/06

Please Note:

Taken up by the Curriculum and Program Committee on August 23, 2006.
Substitute motion accepted by general consent of the Committee.
Substitute Motion forwarded to the Board with a positive
recommendation from Committee, and to be taken up for action at the
September 12, 2006 Regular Board Meeting by a vote of 2 ayes (Mar and
Kelly), and 1 nay (Lipson).

Taken up by the Budget and Business Services Committee on 10/18/06.
Substitute motion, as amended, forwarded to the Board with a positive
recommendation (2 ayes, l nay (Wynns) ). The Budget and Business
Services Committee recommends to the Board that the intention of the
original motion to develop an alternative program be addressed.

Substitute motion amended and adopted on 11/14/06.
Added to the calendar on Monday Feb 18th, 2008 4:31 PM

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