Vote Tuesday in School Board Elections

May 13th, 2013

Category: News

This guest blog post was written by State Representative Kimberly Williams. 

On May 14th, Delawareans have the opportunity to go to the polls and select school board members in their district.  The role of a school board member is extremely important, as they will oversee significant budgets, manage district leadership and establish policies for the district. Unfortunately, many citizens do not take part in their school board elections.

As a former PTA president, Red Clay School Board member and a current state representative, I often hear about issues in our schools.  I believe the best way to address concerns is to get involved with your local school board.  That engagement starts by learning about candidates for school board in your respective district and coming out to vote on May 14th.  School board candidates are eager to talk about the challenges facing their districts and solutions for overcoming these issues so that every child is afforded the opportunity for a quality public education in the First State. 

On May 14th, the polls will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.  You do not need to be a registered voter to vote in a school board election.  You must live within the school district and be 18 years of age.  With all the challenges facing our districts these days, it is vitally important for all citizens to participate in the electoral process.  Please consider voting on May 14th.

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Brittany Mason