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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve the liaison assignments to schools and other organizations for each of the five School Board members for the coming year. Sutton...

Routine vote opens tenure of newest School Board member

She’s been on the payroll for several weeks, but Jan. 19 marked the first School Board meeting of new member Bethany Sutton. “I believe passionately in the success of students,” Sutton said during brief remarks at the start of the...

Democrat topping independent in open School Board seat

In the Arlington School Board race, Democratic-backed contender Bethany Sutton was holding an almost 2-to-1 lead over independent James Vell Rives IV, suggesting that the Arlington County Democratic Committee's sample ballot remained a dominant factor all the way down...

Letter: Sutton has best skill set for School Board service

Editor: Your endorsement of James Vell Rives IV for Arlington School Board failed to mention several key points. Of the two School Board candidates, Bethany Sutton has significantly more experience in education than Rives. For over a decade, Sutton has...

Candidates back Career Center, with some cost reservations

School Board candidates are in agreement that the Arlington Career Center building needs to be replaced, but waffled to a degree when asked if it is worth moving forward with the costlier option a majority of current board members...

Candidates: Arlington teaching ranks should better reflect diversity

Arlington’s public-school leaders may tout the 27,000-student district for its wide range of diverse students. But can anything be done to broaden diversity among the staff? The issue was one of the key themes during an Oct. 15 online roundtable,...

Advocacy group preps for debate between School Board candidates

Arlington Parents for Education is hosting an online campaign forum featuring School Board candidates James Vell Rives IV and Bethany Sutton on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. “We anticipate featuring questions that focus on our platform centered on educational...

School Board contenders focus on APS leadership, outreach at debate

COVID-era learning loss, building security, the persistent academic-achievement gap and the future of capital projects all were part of the Arlington School Board candidate forum held Sept. 6 and sponsored by the Arlington County Civic Federation. “We need to get...

Cash totals modest so far in School Board race

It’s definitely not shaping up to be a six-figure kind of election from a campaign-cash standpoint, and who actually is doing best in fund-raising for the Arlington School Board seat on the Nov. 8 ballot kind of depends on...

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...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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