Last night’s School Board Debate was fun and informative! First I would like to thank Brian Carlton from the News Virginian for moderating the debate and The French Press for hosting and providing an intimate venue. I was glad to see so many community members come out on a rainy Tuesday night to listen to this discussion about Waynesboro Public Schools.
I have been very open and transparent about my views and positions, both as a member of the School Board and as a candidate. As a member of the School Board we have addressed teacher pay, ensuring teachers match their step and have increased the pay rates of the entry steps. We are also implementing a 2% raise for our teachers starting the next fiscal year.
I have provided additional service as a member of the Special Education Advisory Committee and leadership as chair of the steering committee for the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School. I have also championed a student representative position on our School Board to ensure consistent feedback from our students. If elected, I will continue to advocate for our students and our educational community.
This is such a pivotal moment in our community and I hope that you, the voters in our community do your due diligence, research the candidates, and ask them the hard questions. And most importantly, vote on May 3rd – make sure your voice is heard loud and clear by casting your ballot on Election Day!