Using bonds to fight tyrannical mandates at schools is inexpensive and doesn’t require legal counsel. Below is a step-by-step guide for using bonds to take down your school’s mask requirements, or any other ridiculous COVID policy your school is forcing upon children.
Here’s how it works
Surety bonds provide financial guarantees that bondholders such as public officials, companies, contractors or unions will uphold their contracts according to their mutual terms. When a bondholder — a school superintendent for example — breaks a bond’s terms, the harmed party can make a claim on the bond to recover losses.
If a claim is filed against a bondholder, the Surety Bond Company is responsible for accepting the claim(s), notifying the bondholder, demanding that the bondholder address the claim and starting an investigation if the bondholder does not resolve or correct the situation.
Laws governing bonds vary by state, but the process typically involves a three-step process: Get a copy of the bond policy. Serve the letter of intent to file a claim. File a letter of intent with the bond company.
As it pertains to schools, you would go after the superintendents and the governing board at the district level. You could also use bonds to go after health officials and city council members.
Step 1: Request the bond policy
The first thing you’re going to do is obtain a copy of the bond policy from the school district. This is sometimes called a “surety liability insurance” policy and is usually done through a Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) or Sunshine request. If the individual says they don’t carry a bond, request their “liability policy.”
Bonds for the Win has sample letters for each state, so there’s no need to feel anxious about what you need to say or how you should word a letter.
Step 2: Draft a letter of intent and serve papers
Once you have the surety bond in hand, it’s time to serve the individual(s) with a letter of intent. This is an essential step because it allows time for the issues to be resolved. If the school will drop its mask policy or testing requirement without having to file a claim, that’s ideal.
Your letter of intent should include the following:
- the individual who is being served,
- the notifying party,
- a list of state, federal and/or international violations along with descriptions for each,
- a list of demands that need to be met to resolve the situation, and
- a timeline for demands to be met before a claim will be filed.
In the letter of intent, you will list any state, federal and international violations (like the Nuremberg Code) you feel the individual/school has committed. Do not list laws or codes from other states. Keep them state-specific. Then, you’ll include a list of demands that you wish them to meet. For example, you may ask them to drop their mask mandate or for a particular board member to resign.
Once your letter is complete, you’ll serve the individual as if you were serving a lawsuit and give them a deadline to respond (e.g, five days or 72 hours, etc.).
Bonds for The Win has sample letters you can use for the letter of intent to file a claim. Use this as a template for drafting your own letter and for finding similar state codes to include.
Step 3: File a claim against the surety bond
If your demands are not met within the timeline allowed, you will file the claim against the bondholder with their bond company. To do this, you’ll call the bond company and ask for the rules for filing against a “Public Official Surety Bond.”
Follow the instructions, list the revised codes the public officer has violated, list any injuries to you or your family members, and establish an expectation for timelines.
When you file your claim, all state and federal funding is removed from the school district until the claim is resolved. This is huge. This means the school will not be able to pay teachers, fund sports, or carry out its activities.
The school district will either have to work out a solution with you or the bonding company will conduct an investigation. The bond company will come to the person who filed the claim and request supporting documents. It will then go to the board member, superintendent, etc. and that individual will have to prove that what you’re saying is not correct.
If the individual can’t prove it, they’ll find in the claimant’s favor and the individual will owe the bonding company. The individual will be liable for twice the investigation, payment of the claim and the bonding company can seize collateral.
The school district may try to negotiate with you. This can be a positive thing if you stand firm.
Watch the video below to see the outcome of a case where a parent successfully used bonds to wipe out her school district’s mask mandate, and visit our archive page on “masks” for a list of 150 studies you can include in your claim showing masks are harmful and ineffective.
Awesome! Use it! No more masks or mandates!
What happens if they do not comply with your bond request within the 72 hours or 5 days… what’s the next step?
You would then file your claim with the bond company.
If they refuse you the bond info how you file a claim with the unknown company?
What if they DO NOT comply and give you the bond/insurance documents as you requested…. then how would we know what ‘bond’ company to file the claims with if they do not give the information? Does this make sense….. so, if no reply or copies supplied in the 72 hour time frame, how do we proceed in getting them?
You can request the policy via a FOIA request or Sunshine request (depending on the state you’re in). This sounds complicated but in many states, it’s as simple as writing a letter and invoking the Sunshine law, etc. They have to comply or they face legal action if they don’t. You may have to stay on top of them about it though. The time frame is a period given for them to comply with your list of demands before you actually file a claim. So you request the policy (Step 1), then serve an intent to file a claim with the time period given to comply (Step 2), and then you file the claim if they don’t (Step 3). Does that make sense? Not legal advice. 😉 Bonds for the Win has some great resources on their website.
I sent my request to the school board, superintendent, principal, and all board members. We are a Wisconsin public school… we will see what happens! This mask mandate has to go!!!
For any future references:: It worked!! They responded to me and within 24 hours the mask mandate was lifted and never put in force again… encouraged but not mandated! Thank God
Does this work with private schools who have tax exempt status? Specifically for the Northern California Conference of Seventh Day Adventists …..
Can this be emailed or actually printed and signed and mailed?
Does this apply to Catholic schools in CA?
I live in MIchigan. The problem I am finding is that this bond topic is not possible in michigan. I am told that our board members aren’t bonded so then this would fall on our superintendant which only holds a $1000 bond. I am probably not correct with all the verbage but I just would really like some guidance on this because our district has been brutal this year and everything us parents say falls on deaf ears. Please help.
Hi Jessica, I am not sure what request you sent to them (or regarding which individuals) that resulted in receiving this response, but they mentioned there “are not requirements to furnish surety bonds,” but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a policy or that it’s not under another policy name. I would send a specific request mentioned here for Michigan: https://bondsforthewin.com/bond-request-letter-michigan/ I would also get an actual copy of the superintendent’s bond policy to verify what they’re telling you about the thousand dollars. This is not to be construed as legal advice. 😉
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How would I find the 72 hour star code that the superintendent is requesting from me
I would like to know if, besides school board members, are the Soros D.A.s bonded? Can we start using this against political figures?
Are teachers required to be bonded? Like if I wanted to request the Bond of a individual teacher?