Lori Drake

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Inventory Control Specialist
I have been married to Steve for 27 years and together we have raised 2 beautiful daughters.
Christian - I am an active member of Verde community church
I am a 4th generation Verde Valley resident that very much believes in public education. As a current board member my candidacy is not based upon a single issue but, rather working as part of a team to create an ever better MUHS for our students. I believe our schools should be locally controlled and operated. I am grateful we have a small district in rural Arizona that works for the betterment of our students, staff and community.


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* I support parental rights
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 -* I would need more information on this.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity 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 O
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students S
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 O* I support local control of our public schools.
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