Candidate Survey: Three Rivers School Board

Matt is a member of our group and he has put together a series of questions that he has submitted to various candidates. Here are the replies he received from three candidates for Three Rivers School Board.

The Cincinnati 9/12 Project does not endorse any of these candidates; we are only reporting the
answers they gave to the questions, which follow:

1. Do you agree with the Nine Principles and Twelve Values* of the 9/12 Project?

Michael J. Hellebusch – Did not return survey
Tim Wagner – Yes
Danette Wells – As a 9/12er myself, I agree with and support the principles and values of the
9/12 project.

2. Do you believe that the constitutions of both the United States and the state of
Ohio should be taught in every Ohio school?

Michael J. Hellebusch – Did not return survey
Tim Wagner – Yes
Danette Wells – Yes

3. Do you support the use of vouchers, tax credits, tax exemptions or tax reductions for
parents who choose to not send their children to Ohio public schools?

Michael J. Hellebusch – Did not return survey
Tim Wagner – Yes & No.  Yes, in underperforming schools, however, it is not the role of
government to pay for a private education.  This is a parent’s choice.  I am a firm supporter of
private and home school options.
Danette Wells – Yes

4. Do you believe that Ohio public schools should only be regulated on the county or local
level of government?

Michael J. Hellebusch – Did not return survey
Tim Wagner – No, but the state regulation needs to be greatly reduced to allow more choices at
the local level.  The Federal Government needs to get out of education.
Danette Wells – Yes

5. Many parents object to their children being exposed to comprehensive sex education,
science classes in which it is taught that there are no reasonable alternatives to the
general theory of evolution, and other parts of the curriculum. Do you support allowing
parents to opt their children out of portions of the public schools’ curriculum which they
find objectionable on religious or moral grounds?

Michael J. Hellebusch – Did not return survey
Tim Wagner – Yes
Danette Wells – Yes

*The Nine Principles and Twelve Values can be found at:

http://www.cincinnati912project.com/index.php?p=about

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