Smith, Elizabeth

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Running For:
School Board
Northwestern 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* Parents should have the right to choose where their child attends school.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* Girls deserve scholarships and should not lose them to a biological male.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* I strongly support separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex.
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* I believe they should be given resources that help them navigate a pregnancy without bias. Sending them directly to an abortion provider does not give them the choice.
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* An opt-in should always be an option for any survey, class, or presentation done regardless of the topic. Gender identity theory has no place in the public education system.
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* A parent/guardian should have full access to any and all materials that teachers use.
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* CRT does not belong in any type of school.
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* We are born male or female. There is no in between.
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* No student should be subjected to graphic images or words.