Silvers, Lauren

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Central Dauphin School District


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* Only if this also applies to Special Education standards and all school accepting money must accommodate all children.
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* All faiths included? then yes.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. U
6. Requiring signed permission (opt-in) from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity theory. U* Elem/middle yes. HS no. At what age?
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. 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. U* What would be a reasonable alternative?
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. −* This is a bad question. I would not support descriptions of sex (pictures are not necessary) in elementary or middle school. Parent should be the FIRST to talk about this - high school is different. We have 18 and 19 year olds - it needs to be discussed if no one else has. I have read our HS health text - it is appropriate.