Organize to Pass a School Board Resolution
Create a Blueprint for a Healthy and Sustainable School.
You can work with parents, students, teachers, principals, district staff, school board members and advocacy groups to get your local school board to pass a framework resolution promoting sustainable and healthy schools. Other ideas for action are listed to the right.
By organizing around a school board resolution, disparate local groups working on issues from pesticides in schools to environmental education can join forces and work together, both to get the resolution passed, and then to implement it.
A school board resolution can help eliminate toxic threats to children’s health. And it can provide a road map to help guide future decisions, whether they have to do with what kind of new bus fleet to purchase, criteria for new building design, school remodels, how to create an economically viable, nutritious school lunch program and more.
Other Resources for School Board Resolutions:
Tips for Winning a School Board Vote
Head Royce School (K-12 independent school in Oakland, CA) Green Mission Statement, October 2006
Los Angeles Unified School District Integrated Pest Management/Precautionary Principle Resolution
City of San Francisco, Precautionary Principle Ordinance, Section 101, August 2003, http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_policies/overview.html?ssi=14
Santa Cruz City Schools Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy, April 2008
Santa Cruz City Schools District Comprehensive Green Schools Resolution, April 2007
Ventura Unified School District Resolution