Rep. Cam Cavitt is spearheading a plan to improve parental rights in education. The plan would ensure parents’ ability to disallow schools from using students’ information without permission, increase transparency, and guarantee families are immediately notified of a threat against the school.
“Parental rights are key to a successful education system,” said Cavitt, R-Cheboygan. “Families should have complete access to the materials taught in school. Transparency guarantees our kids aren’t hit with radical ideas outside the scope of a normal education.”
The plan requires schools receive parental consent before collecting biometric data or using photos or videos of students. Schools would be required to contact families if any threat is levied against the school, including a crime committed by a district employee. Parents also would be guaranteed access to view any materials covered in class and all background information on teachers or guests in the classroom.
“If any threat is made against our children, parents should be the first to know,” Cavitt said. “Any form of bullying or threatening behavior can be traumatic for kids. Schools should notify parents so they can best support their children. Families should never find out about threats against their children around the dinner table.”
Cavitt, who introduced HB 5374, was joined by Rep. Luke Meerman, R-Coopersville, and Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, in introducing this plan.
“This move by the feds is effectively spitting in the faces of all the sportsmen and wildlife experts that have been working diligently to preserve sturgeon populations and fishing seasons for decades,” Cavitt said. “Sturgeon fishing is a cultural staple in Northeast Michigan that the Black Lake community hosts an annual festival in conjunction with the season.”
“Please encourage anyone affected by the plant closing to contact my office. We can help guide them through the unemployment process and be a resource as they navigate this difficult time,” Cavitt said. “People are waking up to difficult news this morning. Please know that you do not have to go through this alone. There is a whole community behind you. We’re ready to help.”
State Rep. Cam Cavitt, R-Cheboygan, is hosting an art contest for local high school students. The winner will be invited to Lansing to be a legislator for a day. Students are tasked with creating an art piece that captures the essence of Northeast Michigan. All entries are due April 1. The competition is open to all […]
“People harvest deer year-round. Whether it’s farmers with nuisance licenses or a surplus of deer during hunting season, there are always extra deer that need to be processed,” said Cavitt, R-Cheboygan. “MSAH gets the deer to processors and ensures all resulting venison gets to the dinner tables of people who need it.”