Mountain, Jeffrey

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Purchase Line School District
Transportation Construction Manager
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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 believe our public education system works well and requires proper funding to operate successfully. School choice limits funding to the school district.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* Unfortunately giving an individual all their rights can mean taking rights away from the majority population.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* Faith could play a significant role in the combat against our mental health crisis. I’m not sure why sharing Christian faith would be non-permissible when it could help individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and any mix of mental health issues.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* This is not a school’s decision to make.
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
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 U* I support full transparency but this could cost significant time which could otherwise be better allocated for instruction.
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* I support equality and equitability but to further label individuals or groups as oppressed or oppressive further divides are less than united population.
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* Teachers should not further confusion by deliberately using pronouns to aggravate a student or situation and they should be held accountable. However, they should not be required to use a student’s desired pronouns when it could contradict their own personal belief system.
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