Mr. Evans said school officials should have a public hearing on the standards, and went as far as to say he would support a public referendum on the proposed guidelines if needed.
"If they're talking about ... homosexuality at the sixth-grade level, I would not endorse that," Mr. Evans said. "I would say ninth grade on up. And I would be very, very concerned about how that is taught, who that is taught by and what perspective that is taught from. There are some major concerns here."