Rose Mary Smith

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
District:
Scottsdale Elementary
Phone:
480-283-7161
Occupation:
Retired
Religion:
Catholic
Statement:
I would be honored to serve as a board member for the Scottsdale unified, which instructs my grandchildren and my family has been part of for three generations. My professional experience has all been within the scope of working with youth- in district public schools end with the City of Scottsdale in Youth and Family Services, which provides assistance to as risk-youth and juvenile offenders. I have been an active volunteer in schools, for district programs and on the Professional Practices Advisory Committee through ADE. I understand what it means to be a good steward of public funds and my only agenda is to ensure all our students receive a rich, equitable, academic and social experience for a successful future. Strong schools build strong communities.

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 -* I did not respond with SUPPORT or OPPOSE to those questions I felt were worded too broadly for a committed response.
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 did not respond with SUPPORT or OPPOSE to those questions I felt were worded too broadly for a committed response.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity -* I did not respond with SUPPORT or OPPOSE to those questions I felt were worded too broadly for a committed response.
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 -* I did not respond with SUPPORT or OPPOSE to those questions I felt were worded too broadly for a committed response.
8. Allocating a certain percentage of the school district’s budget to be spent in the classroom, as opposed to for administration S
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity -* I did not respond with SUPPORT or OPPOSE to those questions I felt were worded too broadly for a committed response.
10. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes -* I did not respond with SUPPORT or OPPOSE to those questions I felt were worded too broadly for a committed response.