Kara Woods

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
District:
Prescott
Phone:
928-227-2776
Age:
57
Occupation:
Owner of Daylight Donuts of Prescott
Family:
Husband, Daughter, Son, Grandson
Religion:
Catholic
Statement:
Having taught in several states, in private, parochial, and public schools, I realized I could not affect district wide change or improvement from inside the classroom. I intend to to use the position of governing board member to keep improving upon the education PUSD is giving our future generations while maintaining fiscal responsibility and Christian values.

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 O* Phonics should be taught in K-3 grades, the phonics curriculum should be chosen by the school with input from parents.
2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs S* Parents are the ultimate educators of their children and should be able to advocate for what they are taught.
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects O* No, the current system needs to be streamlined to provide an excellent education within the current funding.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity S* Parents are the ultimate educators of their children and should be able to determine what they are taught on these topics.
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, being the ultimate educators of their children, should be able to chose what, where, and how their students are educated.
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students O* Parents should be able to choose full or half day kindergarten, understanding what skills should be acquired by their student before entering 1st grade.
7. Requiring sex education classes for K-12th grade students O* Sex education should be available for parents to opt their students into at an appropriate age.
8. Allocating a certain percentage of the school district’s budget to be spent in the classroom, as opposed to for administration S* The classroom is the most important part of any school and should be funded as such.
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity O* Students and faculty should be identified by their biological gender for use of communal bathrooms and locker rooms. Single use restrooms should be available for use.
10. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes S* Teaching is about presenting different viewpoints and letting students along with their parents form their own beliefs.