Keim Smith, Lisa

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Spring Cove 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* I am a strong supporter of this. Districts will need to do their best to keep their funding and parents will have good choices and kids will get good educations.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* I feel strongly about this issue also. Biology is clear and that is why there have always been separate divisions for girls and boys.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* Safety should always be the number one goal for all students not catering to the feelings of a few.
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* The 1st amendment applies everywhere.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* Minors cannot make life changing decisions for very good reasons. That would be the responsibility of the parent and only the parent or legal guardian.
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* Absolutely. Parents are the decision makers in everything involving thier children.
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* Everything a child is involved in at school should be available to the parent.
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* Nobody is an oppressor or oppressed by the color of their skin etc. I believe schools need to do more to stop bullying. CRT only promotes division and hate.
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* A person can identify as anything they choose but nobody should be forced to follow suit. Labels should not define anyone.
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* Teachers need to teach basic academics and occupational skills only. Children are not sexual beings. They just need to be children. They grow up plenty fast enough.