Callie Tippett

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Small Business owner
I am married to MaRico Tippett, we have 3 children at 3 different Vail schools, ranging from 11 to 17.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
We have lived in Vail since 2002, and our 3 children attend Vail schools. We own two businesses and work in the community. I have served on the Governing Board for the last 3 ½ years, serving a Board President this year. I am an advocate for high quality public education and providing parents with choices in education options. The Vail School District is one of the best districts in the state, because the community is so involved and parents are provided choices in their child’s education. I am running for the Governing Board to serve the children and families of Vail. These are challenging times for education; a parent with experience, dedication, and passion is needed to work through the tough decisions ahead.


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* I support parents exercising this option though school choice.
2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs S
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects S* I also support not increasing state and local taxes, while still providing more funding for schools.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity S
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 S* I support this, with the exception of private schools. Use of taxpayer dollars should be publicly accountable.
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students O* I do support funding full day kindergarten for children who want or need it.This allows parents the flexibility to choose what is best for their family. There is so much data supporting the positive impact of full day kindergarten.
7. Requiring sex education classes for K-12th grade students O* I support the opt-in requirement.
8. Allocating a certain percentage of the school district’s budget to be spent in the classroom, as opposed to for administration -* My support for this would depend on the percentage being advocated for and the definition of classroom spending. For instance, many do not count counselors as classroom spending, yet they spend their day serving students.
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity S* I would support this if the staff, parents, and students of our community support the policy, along with protections for privacy.
10. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes O* As a religious family, creation is something I teach at home, in a way that supports my beliefs.