Last Saturday morning, the Charlottesville Democratic Party held a discussion on the merits of moving to an elected school board. Participants included school board member Muriel Wiggins, Councilor Kevin Lynch, UVa history professor (and elected school board advocate) Jeff Rossman, county school board member Steve Koleszar, and UVa professor William Lucy. Sean Tubbs recorded the proceedings, and has a podcast up on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.
The question of whether Charlottesville should move from an appointment to an elected school board will be on the ballot on November 8th. It’s likely to pass.