Briegel, Rolf

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Peters Township School District
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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. U* This is a great idea in principle but has logistical problems that would need to be worked through.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* We compete against others physically, not against another's sense of self.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* Nevertheless, state law trumps school policy, so opponents should contact their legislators, not their school directors.
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* Doesn't free speech include discussing any faith?
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* I do not believe this is an area appropriate for school personnel. We are educators, not parents.
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* That's way too big a topic (actually 2 separate topics) to discuss in 25 words or less.
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* I don't think anything in the classroom should be hidden from administrators or parents.
8. Providing curricula that advocates critical race theory and its emphasis on defining people as oppressors or oppressed based on group identity or privileges. O* Teach our history, good and bad so we can learn from it? Yes. Teach CRT? No.
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. O* How is that not coerced speech?
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* Nevertheless, public school libraries are public libraries, so the rules are blurred. That's another issue for legislators, not school directors.