Meet the Candidate
Running For:School Board
Family:Married with 2 children and currently 4 granddaughters.
Statement:I'm running for school board because I want to make a difference in the Vail community. As a parent of 2 successful graduates of Vail schools, I want to make sure the students have access to the same great staff, administration, and educational opportunities my children did.
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|1. Providing parents the option of choosing phonics instruction for all K-3rd grade students||S*||Parents reserve the right to choose all curriculum that will be presented to their children|
|2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs||S*||Parents have the ultimate authority when it comes to the information and activities presented to their children.|
|3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects||O*||Taxes are how schools are funded. Until a district is operating at the highest levels of efficiency, taxes should not be assessed or raised.|
|4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity||S*||Parents need to provide informed consent before schools present information to their children which may be in conflict with their religious or moral beliefs.|
|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*||Parents are in the best position to gauge what their children need and what schools they should attend.|
|6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students||O*||The first year of school is stressful for children and parents. Thrusting kindergartners into a full day experience could be detrimental to them. Parents should be presented with the option not required|
|7. Requiring sex education classes for K-12th grade students||O*||Sex education classes should not be taught at the early education levels. The middle and high school levels should be strictly opt-in with informed parental consent.|
|8. Allocating a certain percentage of the school district’s budget to be spent in the classroom, as opposed to for administration||S*||I believe this would reduce the out of pocket expenditures that most teachers take on to provide quality instruction for their students.|
|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. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes||S*||As a student, I was presented with alternative theories and support this premise.|