Reid, Madicyn

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
District:
Fountain Hills Unified School District
Phone:
(818) 918-1761
Age:
32
Occupation:
Make-Up Artist
Education:
Certification
Biographical Info:

I’m a mother and an entrepreneur. I’ve been business minded since my youth and have always had a desire to work for myself so that I could take an active role at home with my children. I discovered my passion early and was blessed to be raised in a way that encouraged me to work hard pursuing my passion fully and independently. I’m a certified make-up artist in the commercial industry and independently contracted which has provided stability while allowing balance in life. Upon moving to the Rio Verde Foothills in Arizona in 2011 I was immediately introduced to Fountain Hills, the community, and the schools. My siblings attended the schools and participated in football, wrestling, and the marching band. My family and I also attended a local church. Fountain Hills felt like home. My two kids and I have lived in Fountain Hills for 4 years.

Statement:

I’m running for the school board because I have two kids who are just beginning their education journey and I’m disappointed in the direction of our district. I’ve seen bad policies, political agendas, and irresponsible spending negatively affect our children. I actively participate in board meetings consistently speaking out against these policies and agendas. I provide data and information supporting my statements. I see the board continue to go against parents’ wishes, ignore significant data, and operate in ways that ostracize the community. We’re losing our district as people pull their kids and send them to schools with better reputations or simply more programs and sporting opportunities. Public education is an important service available to society. It’s a way for us to enable every American to achieve the American dream and become self-made. I want the schools in my district to be a strong option for our families and to better serve the individuals in our community.

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Requiring school officials, including teachers, to inform parents about their child’s social, mental, emotional, or physical health S* Unless there are credible reasons to believe the parent is a threat to the child's well-being, the parent should ALWAYS be involved.
2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs S* If we are teaching strictly academics, there isn't much that should go against anyone's personal, moral, or religious beliefs.
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects -* I think this should be handled on a case-by-case basis. If the district is being responsible with the funds provided and more are truly needed, more should be allocated. However there needs to be a good source of accountability along with required transparency for every dollar provided. I have far too many current examples of budget irresponsibility within our district to simply support more funding.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in any sexuality related instruction, activities, or clubs. 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 S
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students -
7. Mandating sex education classes for 5th-12th grade students O
8. Allocating teacher pay raises based upon merit rather than providing uniform salary schedule increases based upon years of teaching or additional credentialing (e.g. masters degrees) -* I think all things need to be considered. Raises should absolutely be based on merit as well as loyalty or additional credentialing.
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. Teaching what is known as diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI); social, emotional learning (SEL); or critical race theory (CRT) in public schools. O* We should teach American values like respect, kindness, responsibility, accountability, honesty, etc.
11. Increasing academic (curriculum) transparency by requiring each public school to post online for parents and the public a list of all instructional materials being used in the classroom. S