Sweigart, Mitchell

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Penn Manor School District
Entrepreneur/Business Owner
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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 in the power of competition and free market supply and demand. By enabling competition, we can create better educational environments for our children.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* School districts must comply with all applicable state and federal laws. In the absence of laws prohibiting it, I support reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. Biological males pose a physical risk to females as they are bigger, stronger, and faster. They also pose an existential risk to female sports in general as the inclusion of males destroys competition within women’s sports.
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
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* As a father, I don’t support abortion. The Safe Haven Law in Pennsylvania makes certain that those uncertain of their ability to care for a child after birth can ensure their child can have a bright future without the need of abortion.
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* The sex education classes I had in high school were age appropriate and didn’t require an opt-in. I don’t believe gender identity theory should be discussed in high school.
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. O* I don’t believe in forcing or coercing speech.
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