Wenhold, Linda

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Running For:
School Board
Palisades 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. S* This is what we have available to us for now. However, ultimately I believe we would be best served by offering education more as a private business with competition and no government strings attached. When we collect taxes from everyone and redistribute through our government system, it appears to be more of a social system. We have gone from being public schools where local people direct the education of their children to being government schools with all kinds of regulations, which in the end costs everyone more.
2. Reserving girls’ sports exclusively for biological females. S* Biological males will always have an advantage over biological females just by design when it comes to sports. We absolutely need to protect the competition for girls.
3. Separating restrooms, locker rooms, and other privacy areas based on biological sex. S* There are only 2 created sexes. We are asking for trouble when we think we can mix the 2 together in such a private setting as restrooms and locker rooms. Separation is absolutely necessary.
4. Permitting students to discuss their Christian faith with others during non-class time on school premises. S* This is a fundamental freedom that brought the pilgrims and many others to our shores. The Constitution was written with the Bill of Rights to secure the freedom of expression for our religious beliefs, as well as speech and press and assembly, etc.
5. Allowing school personnel to refer students to abortion providers. O* Generally, a student is still a minor and under the parents authority and care. This absolutely should not be happening, certainly not without parental notification and involvement.
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* I do believe this is the best approach, since we have seen that things are being taught and parents are not being notified. This way it is not an opt-out, but rather an opt-in. Much safer approach.
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* There should be nothing hidden from parents in regards to what is being taught to their children.
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* This is exactly what should be being removed from the classrooms across this nation. We are a melting pot where people from around the world can come to be free and respected as individuals. We should not be teaching about putting us into groups. This only creates more and more division. Each person is worthy of respect and has intrinsic value.
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* We should never ask a person to violate their consciences. Again, the unalienable right to our religious beliefs holds in that our right to conscience where we answer to God above man for what we say, do, and think.
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* There is a proper way to teach about sex education that does not involve that which is prohibited by law as corrupting a minor. This should only be about proper body functions in an age appropriate way. Anything else should not be permitted.