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Norfolk elected school board: nearly 17,000 signatures

NorfolkElectedSchoolBoardIn a press release (pdf) this morning, Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board announced that nearly 17,000 signatures have been obtained and submitted for the placement of the question on the ballot.

Norfolk voters will have a choice in November 2014 to change the management of Norfolk public schools from being appointed by City Council to being elected directly by the people.

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Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board is a truly grassroots, non-partisan effort, composed of Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party, Independents, Libertarians, civic leagues, League of Women Voters, young and old, working together on an issue they all agree on: fixing Norfolk’s failing schools.

A hearty congratulations to all who worked on this effort. Once the signatures are certified, I look forward to a serious discussion on the choice of an elected versus appointed school board.

 

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2 thoughts on “Norfolk elected school board: nearly 17,000 signatures

  1. Thanks for the encouragement ZOBOP.

    The number is–17,151 signatures file by Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board at 4:30pm today with the Norfolk Clerk of Court.

    We now wait for the process to follow normal course, and receive notification from the Office of Elections that’s qualified as referendum on the November General Election Ballot.

    A breather right now–then in mid August the campaign starts in earnest to urge folks in Norfolk to vote YES.

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