Armando A. Montero

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Tempe High School
Legislative Analyst and Regional Director with Arizona Students' Association
As a Tempe Union graduate, I am running to bring a fresh perspective and a voice that has been missing from our governing board that makes decisions for students on a daily basis. Our board is a team and in order to have the most effective board, we must have diverse perspectives that reflect all parts of our community. I have one of the most valuable experiences to bring to the board as someone who has experienced the classroom and school culture in recent years and has seen the impact the board has on our community. After my work with the district previously surrounding mental health and suicide prevention, I was called upon by students, teachers, parents, and current board members to run for the board this year.


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Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing parents the option of choosing phonics instruction for all K-3rd grade students -
2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs -
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects -
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity -
5. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy -
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students -
7. Requiring sex education classes for K-12th grade students -
8. Allocating a certain percentage of the school district’s budget to be spent in the classroom, as opposed to for administration -
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity -
10. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes -