Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.
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.
At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.
Students should not be allowed to pray in school.
What is the function of the local school board?
A trustee’s duty includes oversight of the administration. For the last two years, CISD was not ready for the start of school. Last year’s virtual learning offering wasn’t well-planned or executed. This year started with dozens of positions unfilled. With 31+ years business experience, I will make sure our ISD is ready for every school year.
Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?
The school board has authority working with the curriculum director to make sure that the curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with Texas State Law.
Please list 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
Math, Language Arts, American History, Science, Information Technology, Personal Finances, Vocational Learning, Foreign Language
Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.
Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.
I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.
When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.
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.
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.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.
Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.
Therapy to help children turn from unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria should be banned.
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 healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.
Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?
Sexual education should be something parents should oversee. It should not be introduced in schools until children are age-appropriate in 7th or 8th grade.
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
It should be kept strictly to human anatomy/the reproductive system, as well as stages of pregnancy and fetal development. Abstinence should be stressed above all.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I'm Catholic, and attend weekly Mass at Good Shepherd Catholic Community. We're involved with GSCC's pro-life community and have marched in two pro-life rallies in Austin.
Why are you running for this office?
Running for school board is an opportunity to give back to my community - as CISD has blessed my family in many ways, including preparing our children so well for college.
A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.
Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?
Parents will be full partners with educators in the education of their children.
What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?
I start everyday reading my copy of "Jesus Calling" that my wife gave to me. It's a great reminder that we should approach everyday with a an attitude of gratitude and prayer.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have more than 31 years of business experience as well as being an adjunct professor at a local North Texas college. This makes me uniquely qualified to understand the needs of teachers who recently had to take their classes online during the pandemic as I had to do that with class. I also understand how students struggled taking online classes.
Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?
Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.
I'm a proud fiscal and social conservative. I've been endorsed by Matt Rinaldi, Chairman Texas GOP, as well as numerous conservative Texas political leaders, which you can find listed on my website. https://www.andrewyeager4cisd.com/endorsements-testimonials. I have voted in every local, state and federal election since living in Texas. I have always voted for conservative candidates.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I'm the true conservative in this race. My opponent is backed by a radical student group that wanted to get rid of our armed police officers in the schools, implement CRT in the school curriculum, hire based upon race (not merit) and on and on.
Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.
Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?
Absolutely not. This is a personal decision that should be made by parents.