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Lincoln School Board - LPS School Board District 05


Lanny Boswell

Party: Republican

Preston Randall Harris

Party: Nonpartisan


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[CONTACT CONNECTIONS] Information about making contact with the candidate.

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[BIOGRAPHICAL] Please include biographical information, e.g. family members, affiliations such as church and/or professional groups, employment, etc. you consider important for voters to know. You may also reference your website.

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[MOTIVATION/QUALIFICATIONS - UTILITY] A. List two(2) immediate needs you want to address in this office. B. List two (2) long-range planning goals you would envision for the district. C. What makes you the right person to address these needs and goals?

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[PERSONAL STORY] Please briefly describe a situation where you had to stand alone for what you thought was right when the momentum was pushing the other way. For example you may want to discuss when your personal views didn’t agree with your peers, an authority in your life, a donor, a lobbyist, etc. What was the result?

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[CONSTITUENTS ISSUES] If elected to this office, what will be your guiding philosophy in dealing with conflict between your thinking and your constituents’ views? A. Will you vote your conscience even when a majority of your constituents disagree with you? B. How will you measure the voice of your constituents? C. When you can’t make up your mind, to whom will you go for advice? D. Describe your intended methods of availability to constituents.

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[BOARD OVERSIGHT] How do you picture representing the interests of the public if they differ from the superintendent? What action will you take if the superintendent makes a policy decision without the board’s approval?

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[PRIVATE DONATIONS] What will you do to maintain the board’s responsibility to set policy when private donations are given, pushing another policy? In such public/private combinations, what would you do to maintain transparency?

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[ACCOMMODATION] A. What accommodation do you recommend for individual students with unique needs, e.g. autism, high achiever, transgender, non-religious minority, non-English speaker, homosexual, un-wed mother, etc.? B. How would you balance these accommodations with the needs of the rest of the school community?

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[COMMON CORE/FEDERAL] A. The new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind. Common Core requirements are left up to the states. Do you support or oppose Nebraska using Common Core? B. At what level should the federal government be involved in decisions for Nebraska schools?

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[NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS-SCHOOLS] Under what conditions could non-public school students have access to public school academic or non-academic activities (e.g. sports teams, musicals, clubs, advanced classes, etc.)? Would you support (e.g. with vouchers or tax credits) alternative schools (whether charter, home school, private school)? Why or why not?

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[PARENTAL ROLE-GENDER IDENTITY] What role should parents serve in the education process? If classes exist that encourage questioning/discovering gender identity, to what extent would you support or discourage parents choosing to opt out their students?

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[CAMPAIGN DONATIONS] Describe your policy for receiving campaign donations. For example, will you accept and/or pursue support from Nebraska State Educators Association, Planned Parenthood, Koch Brothers, etc.

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[ABORTION-SCHOOLS] A. Would you support Planned Parenthood presenting in the schools? B. What impact on academic and/or social behavior would you predict for young women (and associated young men) who have had abortions? C. What responsibility/authority should school health personnel have in making referrals for contraception and abortions?

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[MARRIAGE AND FAMILY] What content regarding nuclear family should be included in the curriculum? Should the district cover benefits expenses for same sex spouses? Why or why not?

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[ANYTHING ELSE?] Declare anything else you want voters to know about you.

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