Rebecca J. Hill

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
District:
Peoria Elementary
Phone:
(602) 327-7548
Age:
50
Occupation:
Homeschool Mom
Family:
Married 25 years, 1 daughter
Religion:
Christian
Statement:
I truly believe that our children are our hope for a bright tomorrow and it is our responsibility to give them every opportunity to reach each child's potential. As a homeschool mom, I have had the experience working hands-on with various curriculums that have challenged and enriched my child to be the best version of herself. The Core curriculum that has been utilized in the public school setting has fallen greatly short of expectation and has in fact done a disservice to our children's education. I believe an overhaul of the current curriculum is necessary to create better, critical-thinking students with the capacity to excel in all areas of academics. Incorporating a STEM (Science, Technology, English, Mathematics) for each course of study would integrate fundamental, life skills classes that promote self-sustainability after graduation. I also feel that parents should be given an active role when choosing what their children are exposed to in the classroom setting and in what capacity their children will be attending school during this Covid pandemic (in-person, online, or homeschool). I believe it is the responsibility of parents and teachers to preserve the sanctity of our children's youth and provide them with the tools and means to be successful leaders of tomorrow. I am passionate about our kids and their futures. I feel I can make a positive impact on our public school system if given the opportunity.

Survey

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  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
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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* I strongly believe that parents should have final say as to what their children are exposed to. I feel it is the parents' responsibility, not the government, to make these critical decisions.
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects O* More money does not improve the educational system. We have seen this to be evident over many years of bonds and overrides. Better teachers, curriculum and parent involvement I believe to be the keys to success in our schools.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity S* I fully support parent consent for all sex education and gender identity classes. There needs to be complete transparency between parents and schools with these courses.
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* Tax credits and vouchers (in particular) would greatly help our educational system. Not only would parents be given the ability to choose the best school for their child; the best schools would survive and thrive.
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students O* Parents should be able to make this decision based on what is best for their child and their family.
7. Requiring sex education classes for K-12th grade students O* I feel that requiring sex education to children in grade school is completely inappropriate. Children should not be subjected to these more "adult" topics. We need to preserve the childhood of our youth. As far as the middle school and high school children, I believe that parents should be able to choose when and if these classes are appropriate for their children.
8. Allocating a certain percentage of the school district’s budget to be spent in the classroom, as opposed to for administration S* Basic classroom supplies are necessary and should be given priority over administration.
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity O* Allowing students and faculty to use private areas per their gender identity will put children, specifically girls, at risk. For the safety and privacy expected in a school setting, it is imperative that we ensure these areas remain biologically same sex only.
10. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes S* As a Christian, I believe schools should include Creationism as a viable theory on the origin of life. Children are only given 1 perspective/theory on this topic in the classroom when there are other Creation concepts that are not being addressed.