Babinsack, Kristie

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Highlands School District
Senior Analyst, Network Relations
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Response Legend

  • SSupport
  • OOppose
  • UUndecided
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing state tax credits and education savings accounts to enable parents to choose what school their child attends. O* I support a parent's right to choose what school their child attends, but I do not think they should be given tax credits and education savings accounts, which takes away from the public education funding.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. O* If a male student that identifies as a female would like to participate in female sports, I see no reason to turn that student away.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. U* There are stalls in bathrooms so I do not see a reason for this to be a major issue. As long as nobody is made to feel uncomfortable by having to actually watch each other, this should not be an issue. If that is the case, then I would have to have a discussion around this to make ALL students feel comfortable. My goal is to accommodate ALL students. I do not discriminate against any one set of students.
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. S* It is the student's right to follow-through or not. Discussions do not harm anyone. Education is key! I think students should be given ALL options.
6. Requiring signed permission (opt-in) from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity theory. U* While as a parent, I would want to know what my child is watching in school, some students may want to participate but their parents may not allow, so this one is tough for me.
7. Increasing transparency by requiring videos or documents shown to students [which are not part of pre-approved curriculum] be preserved for easy review by administrator and parents S
8. Providing curricula that advocates critical race theory and its emphasis on defining people as oppressors or oppressed based on group identity or privileges. U* I understand why people are against CRT, however, learning about the background and history of it does not make a person in favor of it. It could be used as a way to teach about how we got to where we are today and lead into why Racism exists. So, on some levels, I am not completely opposed to learning about it, but I am very much against teaching racism and promoting CRT and Racism.
9. Requiring teachers to use "she" to describe a biological male student who identifies as a female, even if the teacher offered a reasonable alternative. S
10. Specifying in school policy that materials containing visual depictions of people engaging in sex acts or explicit written descriptions of people engaging in sex acts is not age-appropriate for the school’s curriculum and libraries. O* A library is a place of knowledge for many children. Books should not be banned. For many, this is where children learn things that they would not otherwise be taught on certain subjects. They should be allowed to come freely and without judgement to explore and educate themselves on any subject they choose and it is not the right of the board, staff, or administration to take that right from them.