Selker, Marty

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Clarion-Limestone Area 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* Children are the responsibility of the parents and the parents make decisions for the children, not the schools or the government!
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* The name answers the question, girls sports. There are two genders, girls and boys everything after that is a fantasy boys have no business in physical girls sports they have a biological advantage that cannot be overcome. If they happen to be a very athletic boy, it’s not fair, if they have transgender to a girl, they can still participate with the boys if they’re good enough because we allow the girls now to participate with boys if they choose and are good enough to make the team.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* I do think if the parent allows the child to transgender and they do not feel comfortable now going to the locker room, restroom that they originally went to. They should be allowed to use whatever separate facility, even teachers bathrooms to accommodate them.
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* In our Constitution, the first amendment contains freedom of speech, also freedom of religion. There’s more but that’s what pertains to this question. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the answer. I have one other caveat, I want to stick in there. It says freedom of religion. I am a Christian, but I recognize others have their own right to talk about their religion also.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* Only their parents have the right on the subject. They are minors. They are their parents responsibility, and the school and the government has no place in this decision!
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* Parents responsibility, again the school and government have no rights in these decisions. We are citizens not subjects. We are not owned by the government. We owned the government. We are actually the government. The others are our representatives, not kings not queens, not royalty, not global elites!
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* If these items are not preapproved, curriculum, they should not be allowed to be shown until everyone signs off administration plus the parents. Again, the parents have all the authority not the school not the government!
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* This is indoctrination, not teaching! K through 12 is to get the student ready to make bigger decisions on the path for further education they need to sustain them selves after K through 12. If they go to college or whatever, after that, they should be old enough to make decisions if they need to learn about these theories. As I said before, if the parent wants them to know of these things, they can take them to a library seminar, wherever they need to go to find this information themselves.
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* If this child dresses or has gone further in this process, I do not think the teacher should have to mislead the others by saying she or he. Should be allowed to use benign phrases like person , them, whatever fits in a courteous way. The students should be allowed to describe himself anyway, they want to be seen.
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* To protect all students answer is yes. Schools are not to promote pornography.