5 HOT Issues Facing the WCSD Board in 2022...#5 Board Elections
Board of Trustee Elections for
FOUR Seats (60%) in 2022
2021 brought significant upheaval for the WCSD Board of Trustees. It was announced in May 2021, that Andrew Caudill (District C) and Kurt Thigpen (District D) would resign. This left two seats to be filled by a selection process led by the Board of Trustees. Additionally, Jacqueline Calvert (At Large Position) was found to be living outside of her district and resigned amid significant uproar. There was a lot of finger pointing by various Trustees over who knew what and when…but ultimately the private investigation allowed this issue to fizzle out. Former Trustee Calvert’s position was filled by Adam Mayberry.
Moving into 2022, each of the above seats will be tossed out to the public during elections. Additionally, Trustee Ellen Minetto’s seat, District B, will also be up for election. This leaves FOUR Board of Trustee seats up for election in 2022. This is nearly 60% of the seven available seats. 2022 will be a critical year for parents to get the right candidates representing their needs in these seats. You can see who is currently running for the open seats here: www.savewcsd.com. (BBME is a 501(c)4 and does not endorse candidates).
This article is the third in a series of five articles addressing some of the most pressing and hot issues facing the WCSD Board of Trustees for 2022. Here is access to previous articles in the series:
#1 A New Superintendent for WCSD
#2 Approving a New 4th Grade Sex-Ed Curriculum
#3 The Push For Social Justice Supplemental Curriculum(s)