Lucy DiGrazia

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
District:
Scottsdale Elementary
Phone:
203-209-0273
Age:
55
Occupation:
Musician
Family:
husband Michael, 5 daughters, one son-in-law, one grandson, 3 dogs
Religion:
Christian
Statement:
I am running for governing board because I am passionate about God, family and country and I believe the future of our country depends on the children of today. Since the removal of prayer from our schools in 1962, this nation has witnessed a slow and steady decline of what was once a system of academic excellence and moral standards. Today, many parents feel their children are being more politicized than educated. History is being exchanged for current events, classic literature from great writers is swapped out for modern novels, and Science is going from theory to settled. If elected I will scrutinize and fully review all curriculum with parental transparency. I believe that parents are always the final decision makers for their children. I will always fight on the side of the student and parent.

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
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 O
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity S* I am against all comprehensive sex ed (CSE)
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* I support school choice 100%
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students O
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* the scales are currently tipped in the wrong direction here, remember students first!
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 -* I believe that science is based on theory and there needs to be multiple, however I did not answer because I would need more knowledge of "alternative" theories suggested.