Watkins, Eric

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School Board
Selinsgrove Area 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. U* It would need to be case by case to provide a valid reason to change schools.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* Accommodating facilities can be provided for those uncomfortable or struggling with gender.
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* Students should be allowed to discuss their faith in any setting.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* It should be mandatory for parents to be informed. If there is a safety concern protective measures can also be taken.
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* Traditional values based education should also be an option.
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* All curricula should be available to review by staff, parents, and students (with parental consent)
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* Any curricula that groups and divides students based on immutable characteristics is inappropriate
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* "Reasonable alternatives" should be determined by the school administration and provided in the student handbook, to alleviate the burden from the teachers.
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