It’s a bit weird to be having a contested election. And nice! There is much more than School Board on this year’s ballot, but local elections are where our votes can matter the most.
There are various forums coming up for the White Hall School Board candidates. If I have any information incorrect or missing, please let me know or correct me in the comments.
6 October – The Crozet Elementary PTO is hosting a candidate forum
7 October – “From the Daily Progress: White Hall School Board Forum at Henley Middle School Cafeteria 6:30-8:30 PM (doors open at 6).”
13 October from 6:00 to 6:45pm: The Brownsville PTO is hosting a forum
13 October (waiting for confirmation) the CCA is holding a candidate forum – probably from a bit after 7pm until ..
Charlottesville Tomorrow’s education reporting has been top-notch.
- Albemarle School Board at-large candidates react to state study
- At-large Albemarle School Board candidates outline positions
Curiously, the Virginia State Board of Elections page’s most recent election results are from 2003(!) for the White Hall School Board seat. During that election, 3,770 votes were cast. As of 2010, Crozet’s population was 5,565 people; I’d wager we’ve added at least 500 people since then.
In an election with this relatively few voters, these votes matter.