Joe Nicolas Pierson

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
District:
Tucson
Phone:
520-510-5704
Occupation:
Financial Advisor
Family:
Wife Marolyn - 3 Adult Children - 7 Grandchildren
Religion:
Catholic
Statement:
To Better Prepare Our Students for Adulthood To Create a Healthier School Environment To make a Better Community for our Children, Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren.

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* Reading is fundamental. Phonics is a proven method of teaching reading. The core reading system is lacking in it's performance in comparison to Phonics.
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 a right to opt our of material they find offensive for their children.
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects O* I support funding our schools adequately and making sure teachers and classified employees are paid competitively.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity S* Sex Ed Curriculum should be approved by the parents.
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 should have choice in educating their children. I also support improving our public schools to keep them competitive.
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students O* I oppose requiring full time kindergarten and having it as an option for parents needing this option because of their work restrictions.
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* There are districts that are top heavy with administrative costs. We need more funds in the classrooms.
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity O* I oppose having children going into restrooms that do not align with their chromosomes but that a family type restroom option be available to those where their birth sex does not align with how they identify.
10. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes S