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Arlington School Board

School Board contender out for second time in single election

It’s one thing for a political candidate to change his or her mind and pull out of a campaign. But doing it twice for the same post in the same year? That doesn’t happen all that often. Yet it has in...

School Board having hard time keeping 5 on the dais

It seems the Arlington School Board can’t go 5-for-5 no matter how hard it tries. The five-member body was down two members at its June 9 meeting, with chairman Barbara Kanninen away for what was described as a family emergency...

County Democrats endorse School Board contender

The Arlington County Democratic Committee’s membership voted June 1 to endorse School Board candidate Bethany Sutton’s candidacy, giving her all the momentum she probably will need to make quick work of the November general election. “I want nothing more than...

Editorial: SROs must be returned to Arlington schools

Compounding the tragedy of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has been the constantly shifting parade of “facts” that seem to have changed incessantly, as officials down there either can’t get their stories straight or are trying to cover...

Democrats set vote on School Board endorsement

The Arlington County Democratic Committee on June 1 will decide whether to endorse a candidate for the School Board seat being left vacant by the retirement of Barbara Kanninen. Bethany Sutton ended up being the only candidate to seek the...

Governance task force proposes changes to election structure

A task force empaneled by the Arlington County Civic Federation has proposed a somewhat radical reconfiguration of County Board and School Board elections. But whether the political powers that be in the county and at the state level embrace...

After candidate withdrawal, Democrats nix School Board caucus

And that’s a wrap on this year’s Arlington County Democratic Committee School Board caucus. The decision by candidate Brandon Clark to withdraw from the endorsement race leaves only Bethany Sutton seeking the party’s nod, and that means that planned caucus...

Letter: Career Center proposal needs much more review

Editor: At its April 28 meeting, the School Board voted to advance an ill-conceived $170 million proposal for the Arlington Career Center, which will burden the school district with annual debt payments of around $10 million per year –...

School Board honors trio for volunteerism, presents lifetime-achievement accolade

The Arlington School Board has named three individuals as Honored Citizens for 2022. The awards program, which dates to 1975, honors exemplary volunteer efforts over a long-term, sustained basis. The 2022 honorees are Nelly Hernandez, Sarah Clarke LaBonte and April...

‘Blue Families’ group to host School Board candidate forum

The Arlington County Democratic Committee’s Blue Families initiative will host a forum featuring candidates for the Democratic endorsement for School Board on Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Busboys & Poets in Shirlington. A meet-and-greet will begin at 9...
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