Robyn Bishop, Candidate for Candidate for Jordan School Board Precinct 1 - UCA Candidate survey

 Robyn Bishop

Candidate for Jordan School Board Precinct 1

rbishop1650@gmail.com

www.robynbishop.org

 435-229-3966

Herriman

Salt Lake County 

Unaffiliated 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

 Yes

 

Please explain your answer (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

The Arts are a necessary tool for improving student achievement.  Core concepts can be taught by using the Arts as the learning medium.

 

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on public K-12 arts & humanities education, what would you choose to do?

 

Increase Spending

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on after school K-12 arts & humanities education program, what would you choose to do?

 

Increase Spending

 

Do you believe that during-the-day arts and humanities education should be a part of K-12 curriculum?

 

Yes

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on cultural programs, what would you choose to do?

 

Increase Spending

 

 

Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?

 

Yes

 

Do you support Utah's Percent-for-Art Act, which designates 1% of public building costs for public art? 

 

Yes

Do you support the designation of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty as the State Work of Art? 

 

Unsure

 

If your office could impact legislation, would you support a bill that exempts cultural non-profits from property tax?

 

Yes

Please explain your answer to (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

Because Arts and culture programs are not funded at the rate they should be, property tax is an added burden.

 

Would you support a minor increase to bed or tourism taxes to fund more cultural districts in your community?

 

Yes

Please explain your answer (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

It is important that we all have a better understanding and deeper appreciation of other cultures.  The Arts are vital in all communities.

 

Last year the state legislature passed a bill (HB223 Local Historic District Amendments) restricting the creation of historical districts. What are your thoughts about historic preservation? (One or two sentences is sufficient).

 

We must preserve our past in order to better understand the present and determine the future.

 

 

Have you had a personal experience with arts, culture, or humanities that has had an impact on your life? Please explain (one or two sentences is sufficient).

 

I received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Utah Theater Association and was Utah Arts Teacher of the Year.  I have served on the Arts Boards of Sandy City, South Jordan City, and Herriman City.  I have been involved in the Arts for 45 years.

 

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