Martino, Aarati

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Running For:
School Board
Central Bucks School District
Wife, Mom, Software Engineer
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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
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* Kids should be able to discuss any faith. This is what has made our country so great. Most of us came here from somewhere else and we share the best of all our faiths and cultures and leave the bad parts behind.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* If school personnel cannot give a child advil without parental permission, they certainly cannot refer students for a chemical/surgical procedure.
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
8. Providing curricula that advocates critical race theory and its emphasis on defining people as oppressors or oppressed based on group identity or privileges. S* We should not only discuss this theory but also describe why it is such a seductive and dangerous one. Defining people based on their group characteristics is antithetical to the principles of our country. I would rather provide this curriculum and discuss its pros and cons openly, just like we did for Communism in the 1980s, instead of banning it. Otherwise kids will eventually be subject to this philosophy in college and lack any defenses against it.
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. U* There are in fact some children with severe genetic abnormalities where this might in fact be the right thing to do, so leaving this open for that very small percentage of cases.
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. U* We have to be careful with this definition because there are some existing works of great literature that contains some sex acts. Or some parts of sex education where written descriptions of sex acts are necessary for the purpose of educating students about the birds and the bees.