LETTER: Former Superintendent Supports Dunham

October 31, 2013


School Boards in Virginia are charged with three tasks: (1) Determine the policies that everyone must follow to keep the organization running smoothly; (2) Prepare and present to the public and Board of Supervisors a budget that will cover everything from pencils and erasers to salaries, buildings and equipment; and (3) Hire and supervise the Superintendent to manage the affairs of the organization.

Next week we will go to the polls to vote for Northampton County School Board members. I worked closely with school boards over 38 years in education in seven communities and two states, including 14 years as Northampton’s School Superintendent. I know what makes a school board work and what doesn’t.

The success of a school board depends on the support of the community it serves. It also depends on diversity among its members. That diversity allows for an exchange of views, a broader range of options, and extra security that issues are resolved in the most appropriate manner.

There have always been retired educators on the School Board. Many Board members have also come from the business community, and when we got really lucky we had an attorney on the Board as well. [Read more…]

FRIDAY 11/1: Spielberg’s LINCOLN at Palace Theatre

November’s movie at the Palace Theatre is LINCOLN, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Cocktails will be served from 7:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 8 p.m. Friday, November 1.

A donation of $10 is suggested to support Arts Enter. [Read more…]

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