UCA Candidate Survey Response 2016: Kathleen Riebe, State School Board District 10

 Kathleen Riebe

Candidate for State School Board District 10

kathleenriebe10@gmail.com

 https://www.facebook.com/kriebe10/

801-599-5753

Cottonwood Heights

Salt Lake County

Non partisan race

 

 

 

 

 

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 government supports arts and humanities.  I would like to see it expanded.

 

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? 

 

Yes

 

 

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

 

 Unsure

 

 

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

 

Property taxes are used to fund schools.  Exemption from property taxes of all non-profits could negatively impact k-12 funding.  I would have to have more information.

 

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):

 

 

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).

 

Historic preservation furthers a community spirit and an understanding of our culture.

 

 

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 am a teacher in elementary school.  My kids are a part of meet the masters at Granite elementary in Canyons District.  My family has gone on many road trips experiencing cultural, art and humanity sites.  Our family has developed a great respect for our community and country through these programs.

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