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The '''Charlottesville City School Board''' is the body that makes decisions related to [[Charlottesville City Schools]]. The city switched to an elected school board in 2006.  Members are elected to four-year terms.  
 
The '''Charlottesville City School Board''' is the body that makes decisions related to [[Charlottesville City Schools]]. The city switched to an elected school board in 2006.  Members are elected to four-year terms.  
  
Prior to 2006, members were appointed by [[Charlottesville City Council]].
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Charlottesville elects its seven-member School Board in a non-partisan election held at the same time as the general election for City Council. School Board members are elected at-large for four-year terms, with elections staggered each two years.
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* All Virginia school board elections are nonpartisan by law. School Board candidates in Virginia must qualify for the ballot as “independents” (by voter petition signatures), so primary elections are never held for school board.
  
 
==2019 election==
 
==2019 election==
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==Members==
 
==Members==
*[[Jennifer McKeever]], Board Chair, term ends 2020
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#[[Jennifer McKeever]], Board Chair, term ends 2020
*[[James Bryant]]
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#[[James Bryant]]
*[[Ned Michie]], term ends 2020 (appointed in February 2019 to fill out term of [[Amy Laufer]]) <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Michie tapped to fill interim city School Board seat|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/education/michie-tapped-to-fill-interim-city-school-board-seat/article_ce567ea6-3644-11e9-9e5b-3bb1c4ffb251.html|author=Katherine Knott|pageno=|printdate=February 21, 2019|publishdate=February 21, 2019|accessdate=February 24, 2019}}</ref>
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#[[Ned Michie]], term ends 2020 (appointed in February 2019 to fill out term of [[Amy Laufer]]) <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Michie tapped to fill interim city School Board seat|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/education/michie-tapped-to-fill-interim-city-school-board-seat/article_ce567ea6-3644-11e9-9e5b-3bb1c4ffb251.html|author=Katherine Knott|pageno=|printdate=February 21, 2019|publishdate=February 21, 2019|accessdate=February 24, 2019}}</ref>
*[[Leah Puryear]], Vice Chair, term ends 2021
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#[[Leah Puryear]], Vice Chair, term ends 2021
*[[Sherry Kraft]], term ends 2020
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#[[Sherry Kraft]], term ends 2020
*[[Lisa Larson-Torres]], term ends 2021
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#[[Lisa Larson-Torres]], term ends 2021
*[[Juandiego R. Wade]], term ends 2021 <ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville School Board adds two newcomers|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/22447-charlottesville-school-board-adds-two-newcomers/|author=[[Brian Wheeler]]|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=November 3, 2015|accessdate=July 20, 2016}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville School Board Members|url=http://charlottesvilleschools.org/home/school-board/board-members/|author=|work=|publisher=Charlottesville City Schools|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=February 8, 2019}}</ref>
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#[[Juandiego R. Wade]], term ends 2021 <ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville School Board adds two newcomers|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/22447-charlottesville-school-board-adds-two-newcomers/|author=[[Brian Wheeler]]|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=November 3, 2015|accessdate=July 20, 2016}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville School Board Members|url=http://charlottesvilleschools.org/home/school-board/board-members/|author=|work=|publisher=Charlottesville City Schools|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=February 8, 2019}}</ref>
  
 
=== 2013-2014 term===
 
=== 2013-2014 term===
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==City Council & School Board (1960-2007)==
 
==City Council & School Board (1960-2007)==
*In Charlottesville, City Council members are elected for four-year terms, with elections staggered each two years.  
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*Prior to 1995, Virginia school board members were appointed. The 1994 General Assembly passed an [http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?941+ful+CHAP0723 act](Approved April 10, 1994) allowing localities to decide between elected and appointed boards. The statute reads:
*City Council elections until 1970 were held in June of even-numbered years. <ref>http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-h-z/voter-registration-and-elections/election-results/city-council-school-board-1960-2007</ref>
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::"If a majority of the qualified voters voting in such referendum vote in favor of changing the method of selecting school board members to direct election by the voters, then the members of the school board shall be elected by popular vote. Elections of school board members in a county, city, or town shall be held to coincide with the elections for members of the governing body of the county, city, or town at the regular general election in November in the case of a county or the regular general election in May in the case of a city or town. In no event shall any election of school board members take place prior to 1994." [http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?941+ful+CHAP0723 § 22.1-57.3. Election of school board members. (1994)]
*From 1972 until 2006, City Council elections were held in May of even-numbered years.
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*Since 2007, City Council elections have been held in November of odd-numbered years.  If Primaries are held, they are in June of the same year.
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*In [[2004]], the [[Charlottesville City Council, 2004-2005 | 2004-2005 City Council]] passed an ordinance moving the municipal elections from May to November and changing the method of selecting school board members to direct election by the voters.<ref>https://www.cvilletomorrow.org/articles/future-of-charlottesville-governance</ref>
*Charlottesville City School Board Members have been elected since 2006. Prior to that, they were appointed by City Council.
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*Their elections are held at the same time as City Council’s. They also serve 4-year terms, elected on a staggered schedule every two years.
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*The [[Charlottesville Board of Elections]] held the [[2006 election]] in which Charlottesville City School Board members were elected by popular vote for the first time. Prior to that, they were appointed by City Council.  
*School Board candidates in Virginia must qualify for the ballot as “independents” (by voter petition signatures), so primary elections are never held for school board.
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 21:49, 6 September 2019

The Charlottesville City School Board is the body that makes decisions related to Charlottesville City Schools. The city switched to an elected school board in 2006. Members are elected to four-year terms.

Charlottesville elects its seven-member School Board in a non-partisan election held at the same time as the general election for City Council. School Board members are elected at-large for four-year terms, with elections staggered each two years.

  • All Virginia school board elections are nonpartisan by law. School Board candidates in Virginia must qualify for the ballot as “independents” (by voter petition signatures), so primary elections are never held for school board.

2019 election

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Amy Laufer resigned in early January. The Board will make an appointment at its meeting on February 21, 2019.

Former member and chair Ned Michie will seek a return to the board on an interim basis to replace Laufer, as will Former City Councilor Kristin Szakos. It is not clear if they will seek the elected position. The School Board will make an appointment on February 21. [1]

2018 election

There will be a special election this year to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Adam Hastings on March 3. [2]

Applications to serve as an interim member until the November 6 election will be taken through March 23.

Candidates for interim appointment

Members

  1. Jennifer McKeever, Board Chair, term ends 2020
  2. James Bryant
  3. Ned Michie, term ends 2020 (appointed in February 2019 to fill out term of Amy Laufer) [3]
  4. Leah Puryear, Vice Chair, term ends 2021
  5. Sherry Kraft, term ends 2020
  6. Lisa Larson-Torres, term ends 2021
  7. Juandiego R. Wade, term ends 2021 [4][5]

2013-2014 term

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City Council & School Board (1960-2007)

  • Prior to 1995, Virginia school board members were appointed. The 1994 General Assembly passed an act(Approved April 10, 1994) allowing localities to decide between elected and appointed boards. The statute reads:
"If a majority of the qualified voters voting in such referendum vote in favor of changing the method of selecting school board members to direct election by the voters, then the members of the school board shall be elected by popular vote. Elections of school board members in a county, city, or town shall be held to coincide with the elections for members of the governing body of the county, city, or town at the regular general election in November in the case of a county or the regular general election in May in the case of a city or town. In no event shall any election of school board members take place prior to 1994." § 22.1-57.3. Election of school board members. (1994)
  • In 2004, the 2004-2005 City Council passed an ordinance moving the municipal elections from May to November and changing the method of selecting school board members to direct election by the voters.[7].

References

  1. Web. Michie, Szakos among interim School Board hopefuls, Katherine Knott, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 8, 2019, retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. Web. City School Board initiates process to fill vacancy, Josh Mandell, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 12, 2018, retrieved March 19, 2018.
  3. Web. Michie tapped to fill interim city School Board seat, Katherine Knott, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 21, 2019, retrieved February 24, 2019.
  4. Web. Charlottesville School Board adds two newcomers, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 3, 2015, retrieved July 20, 2016.
  5. Web. Charlottesville School Board Members, Charlottesville City Schools, retrieved February 8, 2019.
  6. Web. School Board Recap, sort of, Jennifer McKeever, Jennifer McKeever, January 10, 2013, retrieved January 11, 2013.
  7. https://www.cvilletomorrow.org/articles/future-of-charlottesville-governance

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