Bill Sorensen

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Peoria Elementary
Assistant Principal
I run for the PUSD governing board because as a principal, teacher, and parent within our district I know we can do better. As a principal, I involved community members in decision making, challenged the status quo and focused on adding value to our community through service. I have served in PUSD for over ten years and I advocate for you to reach out to parents, teachers, and students who have worked with me and ask them what I bring to the table. I am confident that these personal references will convince you that I deserve to be your elected official within PUSD.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing parents the option of choosing phonics instruction for all K-3rd grade students S
2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs S* This depends on the activity and individual situation.
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects S
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity O* I prefer an "opt-out" option.
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 O* Taxpayer dollars should not be used to provide financial support private industry/education.
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students S
7. Requiring sex education classes for K-12th grade students O
8. Allocating a certain percentage of the school district’s budget to be spent in the classroom, as opposed to for administration S
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity S
10. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes O