In Richardson ISD's June 18th runoff election for its District 2 seat on the Board of Trustees, I'll be voting for Vanessa Pacheco. I won't be voting for Sherry Clemens because of dealbreakers like this: she opposed efforts by RISD to mitigate COVID-19 transmission.
Sherry Clemens publicly addressed the RISD school board on January 10, 2022, on the subject of COVID. She wanted RISD to make wearing a facemask "optional for parents that need the option." RISD already had that option, but not for just anybody who wanted. Clemens asked for an exemption for her daughter and it was denied. Trying to litigate the matter in public at a school board meeting may get Clemens publicity, but it's not an effective way to get an exemption. The temporary requirement was reviewed as originally planned on January 31, and lifted at that time based on public health trends.
Sherry Clemens addressed the RISD school board again on February 21, 2022, also on the subject of COVID. She raised an alarm over following practices recommended by medical experts, describing the experts as a "so-called COVID task force, which was really made up of five local doctors who only presented one side of the COVID narrative." If we're going to have a committee to advise on public health, I want doctors, I want medical experts on the committee. I don't want to enlist anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers just to ensure "both sides" are represented.
And those are reasons why I won't be voting for Sherry Clemens. I'll be voting for Vanessa Pacheco. She has a lot of positives in her favor and none of Sherry Clemens's dealbreakers.
Review other dealbreakers:
Dealbreaker #1: She's Extreme Even for Conservatives
Dealbreaker #2: She's Turning the RISD Into Southlake
Dealbreaker #3: She's Aligned with Lauren Davis
Dealbreaker #4: She Fought Against COVID-19 Mitigation Policies
Dealbreaker #5: She's Against by Books with Serious Themes
Dealbreaker #6: She Lies about CRT
Dealbreaker #7: She Thinks She Speaks for All Christians
Dealbreaker #8: She Thinks RISD is Better Without Dr. Jeannie Stone