Fluvanna County Woman Kicks Off School Board Campaign
A Fluvanna County woman is in the running to represent the Rivanna District on the Fluvanna County School Board. Carol Carr's mission is to keep schools afloat and prosperous on a scaled back budget.
Carr kicked off her campaign for the school board at Lake Monticello's Club House Saturday. The gathering was the start of Carr's run to represent the Rivanna District.
"It was so tailored to my background and my strengths that I realized this was the time to do it," she explained.
William Hughes, the vice chairmen of the Fluvanna County School Board said, "She's a quick study - has been very involved thus far."
She was appointed by the board to replace a vacancy back in March. Due to election laws, she needs to be officially elected to keep the position. Carr feels she has the experience to reclaim her title.
"I'm a parent, a grandparent, I'm a retiree, and I'm also a professional educator, and attorney and all of those things taken together give me a broad perspective," she said.
Hughes added, "There's a lot of law when it comes to school boards so it's easier for her to understand and put it together."
Her candidacy began in the middle of a budget crisis which stripped about $1.4 million from Fluvanna County Schools. Carr also played an intricate role in opening the new high school on time.
At Saturday's meeting, she made it clear that she aims to continue to make ends meet on a reduced budget.
"Make the best use of the money that we have allocated to us. We are already in discussions with the board of supervisors and with our own board about next year's budget," she said.
If elected, Carr says she will fight for the money needed to make Fluvanna County Schools excellent.
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