Henderson, Dawn

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Upper Moreland 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. S* Every child is unique and needs to have the choice to have the best educational fit for thier needs.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* As a student athlete myself in my youth and a parent who raised 3 athletes both male and female I say with conviction biological males have no place in womans sports. My daughter is a competive weight lifter ( she is very private please do not reference her) , both of my daughters have been ranked Nationally in competative gymnastics and my son currently is a college baseball pitcher. Raised by a single mother who had to make the hard chocie to go through divorce the last thing I would have needed to encounter would be competiton from a biological male.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* All students have a right to feel safe and comfortable. Shared bathrooms and locker rooms are a challenge already with same sex for many reasons such a shyness and bullying .
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* This is our right to Freedom of speech and individual liberty
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* Parental rights of minors should not be replaced by shool staff.
6. Requiring signed permission (opt-in) from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity theory. S* The parent must know what the minor child is being taught.
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* Pre approvol should be required of any educational material exposed or potential of exposure to students.
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* Schools are increasing in crime and failing in National standards. School is a place to educate not indoctrinate.
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* This is very concerning to me especially for the student who has an IEP and might not understand how to comprhend the basic english language.
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. S* There is no sex or foreplay (kissing) permitted in school for a reason and should not be taught or exposed without a parental consent.