Henkel, Nathan

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Southern York County School District
Quantitative Developer
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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* I would prefer to entirely remove the state (and even more the federal government) from education, but failing that, tax credits and ESAs would be a step in the right direction.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* Allowing biological males to compete in girls' sports is an assault on truth and destroys the entire reason for girls' sports to exist.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* In addition to critical privacy concerns, facilities are designed with biological needs in mind. This is why men's rooms have urinals and women's rooms have additional stalls.
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* In addition to supporting this on a personal level, it would violate their first amendment rights to prohibit it. While children's first amendment rights are not absolute, in that the school may prohibit language or topics that would not be prohibited to adults, there's no compelling interest in restricting religious speech during "free time".
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* I think abortion should be illegal, so there's that, but also students are nearly all minors, and thus shouldn't receive *any* significant referral from the school. Those should go through parents or caregivers.
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* I wouldn't have these classes at all, but if I'm in a situation where I can't eliminate them, yes, I would want to retire parental permission.
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* Of course. Parents should know what their children are learning, and the more information the better.
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* Critical Race Theory is racist and divisive. It is harmful at all levels of society, but in particular to impressionable children.
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* I don't believe in compelled speech, period.
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* Of course. We don't sell pornography to children. They certainly shouldn't be getting it for free at school.