Meet the Candidate
Running For:School Board
District:Brockway Area School District
Education: (click to expand)
A.B., M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D., M.S.L.S., A.A.
Biographical Info: (click to expand)
Jim is a retired educator working with students in the classroom and administrative duties for over 40 years. Currently he is a farmer paying property taxes in the Brockway Area School District.
Why are you running for office? (click to expand)
Top priorities in this campaign are maintaining high standards for Brockway Area Schools, keeping taxes low with no new increases, promoting full freedom and transparency to the constituents of the school district.
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- †Declined to respond, Position based on citation
|1. Providing state tax credits and education savings accounts to enable parents to choose what school their child attends.||S*||Property taxes are an excessive burden upon the residence of our state. No tax should have the power to leave a person homeless. I fully support the removal of property taxes as a means of providing for our schools. State taxes belong to the people. Parents should be allowed to choose where their children go to school and those funds should follow the child.|
|2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females.||S|
|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|
|5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers.||O*||Abortion is a crime and should be treated as such.|
|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||S*||Parents should be aware of everything taught in the classroom.|
|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*||One race should not be taught as better or worse than any other race.|
|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|
|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*||Schools should not promote any form of sexual lifestyle. This is a duty for the parents.|