Who should be making the decisions that have such an immense impact on the children of our city?
On Saturday, March 12, the candidates for Norfolk School Board will be a part of a candidate forum at Lake Taylor Middle School. The questions will begin at 10:30am.
The candidates are Carter Smith (Superward 6), Rodney Jordan (Superward 7), and Noelle Gabriel (Superward 6).
The forum is being presented by the Proudly Diverse Caucus, who “is united in the belief that socioeconomic integration in our community and public education system promotes healthy outcomes and benefits for all.” AltDaily editor Jesse Scaccia will be serving as facilitator.
Following an extended citizen-led activism effort, this is the first time in Norfolk’s history that school board members will be elected, rather than appointed by city council.
Currently the school’s budget proposal stands at $326 million, with a remaining $8.6 million gap, as reported by The Pilot’s Cherise Newsome. There are infinite policy decisions to be made in those million-dollar contexts. Tomorrow’s forum is an opportunity to judge which men and/or women are most capable of making these critical value judgments.
If you cannot make the event but would like to ask a question of the candidates, you are encouraged to post your question in the Facebook event.
Thank you to the generous sponsor of the NFK Voter Turnout Project, Rose & Womble. Rose & Womble Realty Co. was born and bred in Hampton Roads – our owners live and work here in the Seven Cities. We are a family-owned and operated business – with multiple generations working at all levels, from agents to managers.The leadership within the company is LOCAL – not out of state – but right here in Hampton Roads.