When Norfolk voters take to the polls next month, there will be a question on the ballot (sample ballot – CD2, CD3) regarding elected school boards. This Thursday, October 23, there will be a panel discussion on the ballot question. The forum will be from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Norfolk Technical Center (1330 N. Military Highway) – doors open at 6pm. The discussion is co-sponsored by Norfolk GAINS and the League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads.
On the panel:
- Tom Calhoun, President, Norfolk Federation of Teachers
- Jack Cloud, Norfolk Deputy City Attorney
- Dan Edwards, Chair, Virginia Beach School Board
- Jim Oliver, former city manager, chairman emeritus of the Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement
- Representative, as yet unconfirmed, from the Norfolk Citizens for an Elected School Board
Yours truly will be acting as facilitator. (Which, of course, means somebody else is going to have to take the video.)
Hope to see you all there!