Is the school system doing all it can to prevent students from dropping out of school? If not, what more could be done? These are difficult questions, but ones we hope the candidates will grapple with.
The transformation process for Mt. Vernon Community School began in April when Superintendent of Schools Dr. Morton Sherman appointed T. C. Williams High School Executive Associate Principal Peter Balas to lead that process.
At its organizational meeting on July 2, the Alexandria School Board voted to re-elect Sheryl Gorsuch as chairman and Helen Morris as vice chairman for the remainder of 2012. The current board will serve through Dec. 31, after which members elected by City of Alexandria voters on Nov. 6 will take office.
Three new candidates enter race; three incumbents decide against running again.
Three new candidates, Kelly Carmichael Booz, Chris Lewis and Scott Gordon, have entered the race for the Alexandria School Board, while three current School Board members, Chairman Sheryl Gorsuch, Charles Wilson and Blanche Maness, have decided not to seek re-election.
The Beauregard small-area plan is shaping up to be one of the hottest election issues in this campaign cycles.