York, Jim

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Pennridge School District
Division Manager
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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 believe Parents are the authority in choosing their child's education. It is my goal to continue to improve the Pennridge so that it is the obvious choice for our the parents in our community.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* Girls deserve to be safe in theirs sports and have the opportunity to accel amongst their peers.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* See above
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* Our first amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the FREE exercise thereof... It is clear to me that it is our students Constitutional right to discuss their faith freely and without fear of repercussions.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* Students faced with this situation should be referred to their parents. If there are concerns for the students safety due to this situation, that matter should be addressed with local authorities.
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* As mentioned above, the parents are the authority in a students education and even more so, they are the authority in the development of a students moral character.
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* Transparency at all levels is required to restore trust amongst all stakeholders.
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
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* Only age appropriate materials should be provided.