Jerry Rutherford

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Election Date: August 23, 2022

Elect Jerry Rutherford
for District 1 Collier County School Board

Jerry’s son was in 10th grade in Orlando, FL. His son came home and told his dad that in English class the teacher played a recording of a poet, and the language was indecent. Jerry was going to speak to the teacher, but this son said not to do it because of the peer pressure from the teachers and students. Jerry then became involved in the School Board Meetings. 

When Jerry’s daughter was born in 1985, he became active in the Collier County School Board meetings. What was learned was enough to decide on home schooling his two daughters. The risk of what would be taught was more than two working parents could handle. 

Jerry showed up at meetings to influence a few dozen school board members in 35+ years in Collier County. When Jerry’s grandchildren started public schools about 10 years ago, he and his wife inquired frequently what the children were learning. 

This is what lead Jerry to run for District 1 in the Collier County School Board election in 2021 for the election year of August 23, 2022.

AMERICAN EXCELLENCE. The United States once had a reading proficiency rate of 95%. By working with the educators to see penmanship returned to the classrooms, and screening the books to ensure zero of these books break obscenity laws.

TEXTBOOKS. Jerry will work to research the text books to ensure they are academically sound. Exploring authors of the books and validating information is historically accurate. When Jerry was on the textbook committee of the State of Florida, he checked books for grammatical correctness. Had he known better, he would have seen they were beginning to augment history via the books.

READING PROFICIENCY. Book challenges need to be explored to engage the students to read more. Jerry will work to re-instate the study of great persons. The nation, and specifically Collier County needs to learn stories of character and integrity from people who have accomplished truly great things.

MATHEMATICS VS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING. Refocusing students to logic and left-brain processes will be emphasized for the academic level of each student. Practicum classes in economics and management need to be emphasized for all students to be able to succeed within the real world outside of K-12.

HANDS ON LEARNING. Working to create vocational programs and classes. Reinstating solid physical fitness programs.

IN-CLASS OBSERVATION. Observing classrooms in person will be an emphasis of Jerry’s service to the school board. Bulletin boards, teaching plans, and student engagement need to be witnessed. Secular content will be balanced or removed. Bias and censorship will be eliminated. If omissions or cliff notes/abridged books are being utilized, original texts will be reinstated.

CULTURAL INDOCTRINATION. Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) will be removed from the classrooms. Zero pronouns external to how it is grammatically accurate to describe the student will be emphasized. Student promotion of cultural ideology will be observed and appropriate consequences will fit each offense in attempting to indoctrinate our young minds in Collier County. 

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING. The statistics are sobering. One in six children in the United States has a mental health disorder. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24, and suicide rate among ages 10 to 24 has increased by 56 percent in two decades. In today's world, K-12 students are experiencing higher levels of anxiety, depression, and trauma than previous generations, making the need for school mental health resources more urgent than ever. There is ONE caveat: children are being chemically altered, then experiencing radiation from consistent over exposure from technology. What Jerry proposes is ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, encouraging clean water consumption, physical exercise, and nutrient dense meals in placement of inactivity and pre-packed foods. Each student will excel in school when they have 8+ hours of adequate sleep from their home. It is time the K-12 system undo SEL programming, placing emphasis on taking healthy actions versus focusing on fleeting emotions that manipulate their new and changing hormones as growing young persons. 

WORKPLACE FOCUS. Within the workplace, Jerry will work with faculty and staff to eliminate labels and blue washing discussions. “Be what you are” is Jerry’s motto. Zero people need to know about a colleague's personal choices or how they choose to express themselves off of the clock. Sexual harassment, racism of any form, bigotry, and sexism will not be tolerated. We are in the Collier County School System to do our work. 

PROPAGANDA. For years, LGBTQ programming books and educator propaganda has circulated within the Florida School System. Bi-products are suicide, depression, in addition to indoctrination and programming. Jerry will work to ensure this is not the persuasion of adults targeting vulnerable children with overt sexualization and exploitive posturing. 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY. The budget within the school system needs to be taken apart. In 2021, over 100 million dollars was proposed for a new school system. Prior to proposing higher millage rates to Collier County citizens, additional funding channels needs to be sought to continue to enhance Collier Public Schools, Charter Schools, and homeschooled students to have every academic advantage to succeed for real life placement as the next generation leading our Great Nation.


Reading. Mathematics. And anti-thetical values.

What will Jerry do for school board?

Jerry’s son was in 10th grade English class. In his English class, he was afraid he would be chastised for having his father speak out about a poem that was inappropriate for their grade to be studying. Jerry agreed not to speak to the school board on behalf of his son.

When Jerry’s daughter was born in 1985, he became active in the Collier County school board to prevent the immoral hijacking of his daughter’s education. The decision was made when both daughters were younger to homeschool the girls. The risk of what would be taught was more than two working parents could handle.

Jerry showed up at meetings to influence a few dozen school board members in 35+ years in Collier County. When Jerry’s grandchildren started public schools about 10 years ago, he and his wife inquired frequently what the children were learning. 

This is what lead Jerry to run for District 1 in the Collier County School Board election in 2021 for the election year of August 23, 2022.

AMERICAN EXCELLENCE. The United States once had a reading proficiency rate of 95%. 

TEXTBOOKS. Jerry will work to research the text books to ensure they are academically sound. 

READING PROFICIENCY. Book challenges need to be explored to engage the students to read more. Jerry will work to re-instate the study of great persons. The nation, and specifically Collier County needs to learn stories of character and integrity from people who have accomplished truly great things.

MATHEMATICS VS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING. Refocusing students to logic and left-brain processes will be emphasized for the academic level of each student. Practicum classes in economics and management need to be emphasized for all students to be able to succeed within the real world outside of K-12.

HANDS ON LEARNING. Working to create vocational programs and classes. Reinstating solid physical fitness programs.

IN-CLASS OBSERVATION. Observing classrooms in person will be an emphasis of Jerry’s service to the school board. Bulletin boards, teaching plans, and student engagement need to be witnessed. Secular content will be balanced or removed. Bias and censorship will be eliminated. If omissions or cliff notes/abridged books are being utilized, original texts will be reinstated.

CULTURAL INDOCTRINATION. Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) will be removed from the classrooms. Zero pronouns external to how it is grammatically accurate to describe the student will be emphasized. Student promotion of cultural ideology will be observed and appropriate consequences will fit each offense in attempting to indoctrinate our young minds in Collier County. 

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING. The statistics are sobering. One in six children in the United States has a mental health disorder. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24, and suicide rate among ages 10 to 24 has increased by 56 percent in two decades. In today's world, K-12 students are experiencing higher levels of anxiety, depression, and trauma than previous generations, making the need for school mental health resources more urgent than ever. There is ONE caveat: children are being chemically altered, then experiencing radiation from consistent over exposure from technology. What Jerry proposes is ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, encouraging clean water consumption, physical exercise, and nutrient dense meals in placement of inactivity and pre-packed foods. Each student will excel in school when they have 8+ hours of adequate sleep from their home. It is time the K-12 system undo SEL programming, placing emphasis on taking healthy actions versus focusing on fleeting emotions that manipulate their new and changing hormones as growing young persons. 

WORKPLACE FOCUS. Within the workplace, Jerry will work with faculty and staff to eliminate labels and blue washing discussions. “Be what you are” is Jerry’s motto. Zero people need to know about a colleague's personal choices or how they choose to express themselves off of the clock. Sexual harassment, racism of any form, bigotry, and sexism will not be tolerated. We are in the Collier County School System to do our work. 

PROPAGANDA. For years, LGBTQ programming books and educator propaganda has circulated within the Florida School System. Byproducts are confusion, suicide, depression, in addition to indoctrination and programming. Jerry will work to ensure this is not the persuasion of adults targeting vulnerable children with overt sexualization and exploitive posturing. 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY. The budget within the school system needs to be taken apart. In 2021, over 100 million dollars was proposed for a new school to be built. Prior to proposing higher millage rates to Collier County citizens, additional funding channels needs to be sought to continue to enhance Collier Public Schools, Charter Schools, and homeschooled students to have every academic advantage to succeed for real life placement as the next generation leading our Great Nation.


Reading. Mathematics. And
anti-thetical values.

What will Jerry do for school board?

My pledge to you is to be a guardian to the children in regards to the literature and all material they are exposed to at Collier County Schools. 

Children are in school to learn how to read fluently, to write, including cursive, do math, and study history and government.

Children must be taught to read fluently using the tried and true system of phonics—sounding out words— in order that they can read any word fluently by 6th grade. This used to be taught in all Florida schools so that even a 6th grader could read and write fluently!

School is NOT the place to be trained on sexual relations. 

Marriage, sexuality, and chastity values which families hold dear should NOT be taught at school. The teachers are NOT qualified for that.

Children must NOT be directed by teachers to online links such as the amaze.org/jr series which are sexualizing our children and grooming them for abuse and child trafficking.

Children should not be pawns for social experiment, and questionable materials. 

Any questionable materials that may show up in any classroom should be immediately surrendered by the teacher and the principal to the school board before being used.

The long arm of the National Education Association union and any radical agenda they may tout, should not be reaching into OUR Collier County classrooms.

If any administrative personnel spend energy on pushing obscene or even questionable agendas in Collier County schools then I want to see it immediately axed. 

Our ONLY duty is to see children taught reading, writing and math PLUS government and the Constitution.

Children should be SAFE—their physical safety, and protecting their innocence and emotional wellbeing are of paramount importance.

The rights of parents must always be respected because it is THEY who are primarily responsible for their children’s training and values. The personnel at schools serve them and their children.

my pledge

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