Kristina Hines is running for District 1

Q: What information about your family would you like to share?

A: I’ve been married 11 years and I have two boys; 7 and 10 years old. Both boys attend Garnet Mesa Elementary School in Delta.

Q: How long have you lived in Delta County? Are you a native/ originally from Delta County? If not, how did you end up here?

A: I have lived in Delta for the last seven years. I’m originally from Arizona. My husband, David, was born and raised in Delta, and attended school in this district. We wanted to raise our boys in a small town, where they can enjoy the outdoors and country lifestyle.

Q: What is your education background?

A: I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Q: How are you currently involved in your community?

A: My husband and I both teach the kindergarten Sunday school class at Rivers Church. I’m also involved with teaching and mentoring girls on Wednesday nights.

Q: Why are you running for school board? Is this your first time running?

A: This is the first time I am running for the school board. I decided to run because I saw a need to be more active in my children’s education and with my business administration experience can be valuable to the board in making meaningful decisions and budgets. It is my goal to make decisions that positively impact all the students and staff of Delta County District schools. I would bring diversity to the school board because I can bring a different point of view on issues that impact the students and community. As a parent of two children in the district, I will always be determined by what is best for the kids and district as a whole.

Q: What skills and knowledge do you believe you would bring to the board?

A: I would bring diversity to the school board because I have not worked for the school district and would bring a different point of view on different issues to the board. I believe to be an effective member of the board you need to be to team player, but also be willing to stand up and do what is best for the students and staff in Delta County.

Q: What do you see as the top issues currently facing Delta County School district schools, and how would you address them?

A: Critical Race Theory and the Comprehensive Sexual Education is two issues the school districts across the country is facing. I would do research and listen to the community on how they feel about these two issues. I believe it should be the parent’s right to decide when and what their children learn about sex education. During the short time the students are in school, it would be time better spent to increase their knowledge in math, English, and life skills instead of focusing on sex education that is biased.

The Critical Race Theory is curriculum that is pushing a particular ideology not encouraging academics. In my opinion, Critical Race Theory creates separation between students; it doesn’t bridge the gap between their differences. We should give our students the ability to study history and learn from the mistakes of the imperfect people who have come before us, not erase the parts of history that we don’t agree with.

Q: What’s one thing you believe the district could do better? Why?

A: Student and staff mental health resources could always be improved. During the last two years with the pandemic. I believe some of our students and community members may have been impact from mental health from feeling isolated, depressed, anxiety, bulling and etc. from the impact of COVID. If the school district could have resources or information easily accessible to students and their family members on the district website.

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