07 May 2007

KingCast calls New Hampshire School Boards Ass'n for May update on recommended First Amendment speech restrictions.

We at KingCast and Justiceforkids have waited patiently for May to arrive because NHSBA director Ted Comstock said they will be reviewing their policy, which recommends:
"Speakers may offer comments on such school operations and programs as concern them. In public session, however, the Board will not hear personal complaints against any person connected with the school system."

That is patently Unconsitutional: Vague, viewpoint-based, content-based, over and underinclusive, you name it.

Related posts:
NH AG Kelly Ayotte is watching.
KingCast gives NHSBA failing grade on speech restrictions.
Jerry Doyle and I fought this battle already, and won.
Nashua School Board attorney Steve Bennett agrees with us.


Christopher King said...

I called at 12:29p.m. and left a message directly with Director Comstock's voicemail.


Christopher King said...

And a timely response was issued by Director Comstock today:


Tue, 8 May 2007 08:55:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Christopher King" kingjurisdoctor@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: response to your phone call of 5/07/2007

To: Sklesq@aol.com
CC: kingjurisdoctor@yahoo.com
Dear Mr. Comstock:

As the First Amendment and education are obviously two issues quite dear to me, I thank you for your continued attention in this matter. Will there be a public statement to accompany any revisions at such time as well?

Of course you know I will be more than happy to help circulate any changes:


Best regards,

Christopher King, J.D.
Chris King's 1st Amendment Page


Sklesq@aol.com wrote:
Mr. King - This email is in response to your call to me of 5/07/07. As we have previously discussed, we are in the process of reviewing several of our sample policies, specifically including the one that you have questioned. We anticipate that this review, along with any revisions that we believe are appropriate, will be completed by the end of May.

-Ted Comstock