Carver, Paul

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Deer Valley Unified School District
(480) 257-9413
Information Technologies
Masters in Business Administration
Biographical Info:

Raised in Arizona, my family has called the Valley home for 4 generations. I graduated from Deer Valley High School and went on to serve our Country in the United States Marine Corps. I am a Father to 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. While raising my children I earned my Associates, Bachelors and Masters in Business. With the last of these degrees being earned in 2015. The Oath of Service that I took upon entering the Marine Corps never expires and I have done my best to exemplify the ideal of ‘Service before Self’. As my children grew my role that I played in the Community has changed in their early years I served as Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America, Little League Coach, Youth Leader in my Church and a volunteer at their elementary school with an organization known as Watch D.O.G.S.. Now that my children are grown, I have turned my attention towards engaging the Community and helping to continue to educate and strengthen our youth by dedicating myself to the Deer Valley Unified School District Governing Board.


Our Country is based on the concept of civilian legislators and civic participation. To this point we all are called upon to do what we can to serve our Republic. With the high value that I put on the strength and education of our Youth I felt impressed to make a difference by running for the Board. In a day and age where transparency and accountability have become ideals of an era long since past, I seek to bring these ideals back to the forefront of the Deer valley School Board. The Community and the Parents need to be involved and feel valued. It is the Board’s responsibility to engage with the Community and hear their concerns, creating action items and reporting back to them on the issues. I believe that I am the right choice to help get these ideals executed. I am a firm believer that our children are our most treasured resource and their innocence their most valuable possession. We need to do better to protect both.


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Requiring school officials, including teachers, to inform parents about their child’s social, mental, emotional, or physical health S* This does not allow the Faculty to analyze the child. If the child exhibits concerns the Faculty should be required to report to the parent.
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 O* Half of the State budget goes to Education, before any new assessments are provided, Districts should be require to mange their current funding more responsibly.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in any sexuality related instruction, activities, or clubs. 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
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students O
7. Mandating sex education classes for 5th-12th grade students O* The length and depth of any Sex Ed should be limited to reproductive sciences, not the sexuality of the act.
8. Allocating teacher pay raises based upon merit rather than providing uniform salary schedule increases based upon years of teaching or additional credentialing (e.g. masters degrees) O* Merit based systems can be easily manipulated to generate the desired result for pay increase not necessarily to benefit the child.
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity O
10. Teaching what is known as diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI); social, emotional learning (SEL); or critical race theory (CRT) in public schools. O
11. Increasing academic (curriculum) transparency by requiring each public school to post online for parents and the public a list of all instructional materials being used in the classroom. S