Candidate Profile
Rochelle Ross

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Rochelle Ross
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD School Board Place 4
Incumbent
Yes
Links
       

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Others

3
Ellen Jones, Fred Campos, Perry Bynum

Reported by Candidate

6
Ellen Jones - Former HEB ISD Trustee, Fred Campos - Current HEB ISD Trustee, Perry Bynum - Euless City Council, Trasa Cobern - Trinity HS Teacher, Lea Dukes - Bell Manor Elementary Teacher, Brad Parker - Parker Law Firm

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Jonathan Stickland (2016)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Rochelle Ann Ross during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Republican
  • 2018 Party Primary: Republican
  • Voted in 1 Democratic Primary and in 4 Republican Primaries 1990 - 2016

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.

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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

No Answer   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.

No Answer   


Economy

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

No Answer   

School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.

No Answer   


Religious Liberty

School districts should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

No Answer   

At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.

Strongly Agree   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

No Answer   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

The function of the School Board is to oversee the school district. We are responsible for hiring a Superintendent and evaluating that person to assure the district follows laws, policies, maintains a balanced budget. We approve and monitor the district strategic plan. We approve the budget.

Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?

It should be a cooperative of lawmakers, TEA, State Boad of Education, superintendents, teachers, board members.

Please rate in order the following priorities in relation to the role of a K-12 public school (omitting any that do not apply): Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning Mathematics, Science, IT, American History, Language Arts Vocational Training Physical Fitness, Art & Music Personal Finances Foreign Language

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

No Answer   

Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.

Strongly Agree   

I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.

No Answer   

When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.

No Answer   

Parents are the ultimate authority in their child’s education and should be able to freely pursue whatever educational options they deem best for their child.

Strongly Agree   

No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.

No Answer   

Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?

(Did not answer)

If you support the teaching of Sex Ed, please answer the following question: Sexual education should include these topics (list all that apply and add your own, if needed) -- Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; human anatomy/the reproductive system; abortion methods and side effects; stages of pregnancy and fetal development; sex acts and pleasures of sex

(Did not answer)


Values

No school official should be involved in the sexual transitioning of a student. All issues on this subject should be referred to the parents of the student.

No Answer   

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

No Answer   

Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.

No Answer   

Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.

No Answer   

I support allowing students to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, and to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

Teachers and students need a strong advocate that understands the system, laws, parameters of public education. I had training before I ran for my first term and have in the last 4 years put in over 300 hours of continuing education to become the best Trustee for HEB ISD I can be. I graduated from Leadership TASB in 2020 as a Master Trustee in the State of Texas.

A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.

No Answer   

Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?

School campuses will maintain a safe and disciplined environment conducive to student learning

What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?

(Did not answer)

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am a graduate of the HEB ISD Board Ambassador program which teaches parents and community members the inside of the district. I am also a graduate of the HEB ISD Leadership Academy which prepares potential candidates for serving in this district. After completing both of these programs and the opportunity of an open seat on the Board arose in 2017, I took the opportunity to run and serve. I am also a graduate of Leadership TASB. It is a very competitive application process. TASB only chooses 36 Trustees in the State of Texas each year. I am now a Master Trustee! I also now have over 300 hours of continuing education from conferences and webinars. I never stop learning and applying those experiences to what is best for students and teachers. I have 4 years of HEB ISD Board services under my belt. I am very qualified to continue serving in Place 4.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

No Answer   

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

In this local election all places are non-partisan and that is what is best for teachers & students.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am the most qualified candidate in Place 4. I have experience and education to continue serving HEB ISD.


2nd Amendment

Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.

No Answer   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

Every parent has the right to choose what is best for their family


Background

Education
  • University of Texas @ Arlington, Arlington, BFA Theatre
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • HEB ISD Board of Trustees Place 4, Incumb Trustee / Board Secretary
  • HEB ISD Education Foundation, Board Member
  • HEB Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member
  • HEB Chamber Leadership HEB, Past Chair / Current Steering Ctte Member
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Community, Various Leadership Roles
  • National Association Organizing & Productivity, Various Leadership Roles
  • Leadership TASB, Master Trustee Graduate
  • City of Bedford, Board & Commissions
Offices
  • HEB ISD Trusee Place 4, Held 4
 

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