Candidate Profile
Amy Bundgus

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Amy Bundgus
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Denton ISD School Board Place 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Other Information

Party Primary and Local Election Voting History for Amy Lynn Gieseke Bundgus during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Republican
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • Voted in 1 Republican Primary and 1 Republican Primary Runoff 2008 - 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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   


Economy

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Disagree   


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.

Strongly Agree   

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.

Strongly Disagree   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

The school board serves to provide local oversight to all aspects of community public education. This includes setting goals for performance, policies for all schools and employees, guidance on appropriate and accurate curriculum, and sound responsible management of taxpayer funds. The school board should work with the parents and taxpayers to ensure concerns are addressed as they relate to both educational and financial issues.

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

Often State Boards of Education set curriculum. However, I feel the local school board needs a voice in this process, in partnership with parents. I support ensuring our students are educated and not indoctrinated, and that curriculum needs to be fully vetted for accuracy with history and without influence of social constructs that may be popular with some at a given point in time.

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

Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, American History,Language Arts, Art & Music, Physical Fitness, Vocational Learning,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.

Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Agree   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Sexual education should be a subject that is handled by families and parents. Other than general health being taught, these topics need to be left out of the schools in order to respect all personal, religious and moral beliefs.

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

I would support a general health class that includes human biology, anatomy and coverage of the reproductive system. I would also support stages of pregnancy.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in Jesus as the Son of God and the one true path to Heaven. I believe salvation to be a personal decision for eternal salvation. I believe the Bible provides a path for our life journey, and that while the world changes, the Word remains the same. I believe in a conservative, traditional approach to life and to family.


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

I'm running for School Board to bring not only conservative values to the Board, but to bring the voice of a parent with a child actively and currently in the District school system. We need to ensure continued in-person learning, not virtual learning that leaves our children at risk for failure, lower expectations, depression and mental health concerns, and other impacts such as abuse and food insecurities. My passion is to balance a conservative approach to fiscal management with the mission to ensure all children have the skills they need upon graduation to be fully employable, contributing members of our society. We need an approach to learning that ensures our kids are ready for the jobs of the future so they are not left behind in the global economy.

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Objective 4: A well-balanced and appropriate curriculum will be provided to all students. Through that curriculum, students will be prepared to succeed in a variety of post-secondary activities, including employment and enrollment in institutions of higher education. Not all children will attend college. For those that choose, I would like to see more programs for internships, certifications, and other programs that launch students straight from graduation to successful employment.

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 have a degree in Political Science, with minors in Economics, and Sociology. I have built a corporate career around Learning and Leadership Development, focusing on the skills that are needed for individuals of all levels to be successful in their work life. I have a focus on the future of learning, the future of the job market, and how to bridge that gap so that our kids can be prepared not for the jobs of 20 years ago, but for the jobs that will exist 20 years from now.

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

Very Conservative   

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

(Did not answer)

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?

A vote for Amy Bundgus will be a vote for Families AND the Future.


2nd Amendment

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

Neutral   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

I support the current minimum Texas vaccination schedule. I am not in support of additional, experimental vaccinations and requirements thereof.


Background

Education
  • Drake University, Des Moines, BA, 1994
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Rockpointe Church, Blended Family Ministry Director
  • Animal Rescue Foundation, Volunteer
  • Republican Party, Member
  • Women in the Workplace, Member/Volunteer
  • DISD Fine Arts/Band, Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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