In 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.
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.