Jon Lang

Lewiston School District
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Candidate Responses

What do you believe is the fundamental role of education?
Readying our kids for higher Ed, trade schools and work force.
How would you promote rigorous academic instruction and excellence in your school district?
Accountability for administrators ,teachers, parents and students.
How do you define Critical Race Theory? When implemented in school policies and curriculum, do you think Critical Race Theory differs from simply “teaching history?”
Not even on the radar in Lewiston. I love history. Do not like anything that divides. Against racism and reverse racism.
How do you define Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Would you encourage the implementation of any SEL model in your school district? If so, which model and why?
SEL starts at home. Don’t know enough about a school district model. Could be positive if there is not a hidden agenda to divide.
How would you respond to the Idaho State Board and Department of Education’s recent dissemination of resources such as the SEL Roadmap for Reopening Schools, which argues that schools should adopt anti-racist practices, focus on social justice, and conduct staff-wide implicit bias trainings? Should teachers be required to attend these kinds of trainings?
just don’t think this is or should be a thing in Idaho. Can’t we all just work better together.
Should your school district be required to teach a sex education curriculum? If so, should this curriculum include instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity? Should parents and guardians be required to provide consent before their children participate in any sex education curriculum?
No problem w sex Ed. No need for gender ID instruction. Kids know more than we do. Parents should be notified of any sex Ed training.
How should school districts respond to the Idaho School Boards Association’s recommendation that transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify?
Have no idea how this could work. Unrealistic
Do you support mask mandates in schools as a COVID-19 mitigation strategy? Do you support implementation of any other policies or practices designed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19?
No. We tried it. No one knew a year ago. Didn’t work. Kids didn’t wear them. Administrators spent all their time trying to enforce. Highly doubt it will be brought up here again. Wash hands, use hand sanitizer, have these products and masks available should a student or staff feel the need.