Christopher King

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
District:
Vail
Phone:
520-704-1688
Age:
48
Occupation:
Retired
Family:
Married with 2 children and currently 4 granddaughters.
Religion:
Christian
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.

Survey

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* 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.