Shelton, Chris

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Haverford Township School District
Scientific Director
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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. O* State tax credits and savings accounts will not benefit underfunded schools and are not a solution to providing an equitable education to all students in Pennsylvania.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. O* All students and athletes should be treated with respect and not required to “prove” their identity to anyone, beyond submitting the required paperwork for school registration.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. O* See comment to question #2.
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* Students can already discuss their religious faith at school as long as it does not disrupt class time.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. S* Healthcare is a fundamental right.
6. Requiring signed permission (opt-in) from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity theory. O* Allowing students access to all approved curriculum promotes a safe and inclusive learning environment, and there can be a provision for opting out.
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 U* Educators should be trusted to share materials that promote learning in a responsible manner without excessive oversight.
8. Providing curricula that advocates critical race theory and its emphasis on defining people as oppressors or oppressed based on group identity or privileges. U* CRT itself is not considered K-12 material, but the social implications of race and intersectionality are in-scope for educating on harmful structures, policies, and practices.
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. S* Support if the student requested "she". Students should be treated with respect and addressed using the pronouns that they prefer.
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. O* There is an age-appropriate place for sexual content in school curriculum and libraries to support healthy sexual development and responsible behavior.