In a new twist to Guilford County Board of Education elections, five candidates have announced they are running as a team.
The members of the Guilford County Board of Education, like the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, serve staggered terms. In 2022, five of the nine seats are up for election and the five-member team has a candidate for each open seat.
Of the five, only District 4 Guilford Count Board of Education member Linda Welborn is an incumbent. Welborn has been serving on the school board since she was first elected in 2012.
The other members of the team are District 2 school board candidate Crissy Pratt, District 6 school board candidate Tim Andrew, District 8 school board candidate Robert Millican, and at-large school board candidate Demetria Carter.
The five-member team has been endorsed by Take Back Our Schools-GCS, a non-profit organization of parents and community members supporting strong learning environments and safe schools for all.
According to the press release, “These candidates champion a new vision and a new direction for the school system. Their focus is a return to the fundamentals of educating our children, empowering parents, supporting teachers and staff, ensuring student success and security, and promoting financial accountability. Each candidate brings a varied experience that would make the team as whole a valuable addition to the Board.”
Of the five, only Andrew and Pratt had filed before filing was suspended by the North Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 8. No date has been set for filing to reopen.
The NC Supreme Court also delayed the 2022 primary from Tuesday, March 8 to Tuesday, May 17, in order to hear lawsuits challenging the newly drawn districts for the North Carolina state legislature and Congress.
The NC Supreme Court even delayed races like those for the Guilford County Board of Education, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and the Greensboro City Council, which will not be affected by the outcome of the lawsuits.
So far, the general election is still scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
This all smells wonderful at first whiff. Thank goodness we have ample time to find out individuals stances on hot button issues. With a team of five these candidates could easily control the nine member board.
If you have a child in The Guilford County School System you owe it to your children and yourself to know exactly where each candidate stands on EVERY issue.
Union’s are well financed machines that can make anything smell like perfume while shoveling the same excrement to our children.
Will your journalistic reporting on the five running for school board seats include information specific to their views on CRT and if they support such a curriculum in the schools?
What school in Greensboro has ever tried to teach CRT? Or are you confusing teaching the history of racism as part of American history?
I find most people afraid if CRT have no idea what CRT actually is…..
Just wondering chris do you know how the first slaves got to America or in how many states was slavery legal after Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. I had a great US history teacher in high school and we didn’t have the internet
Guilford County is fortunate to have a group of 5 experienced, diverse professionals that, if elected, will finally bring administrative and financial accountability to a school board that has a $1 billion budget that is in complete control of the superintendent with no oversight. TIME FOR A CHANGE! Financial accountability, no conflicts of interest, school safety, … have you seen the school fight videos from numerous GC high schools on social media?? GET READY TO GET OUT AND VOTE!!
Excellent! This is great news and will be a beneficial direction.
Let’s hope they lose. Wrong turn for Guilford and public education in general.
What’s your concerns about them
They are just a a bunch of anti CRT people. We certainly need change on the school board but if this group thinks that only means fighting against something that isn’t really an issue such as CRT, then they are the wrong people.
Public education is facing far more serious issues than just people’s fear of CRT.
I will keep an open mind until we learn more about their actual skills sets in background in understanding the real issues facing public education.
Sorry to tell you chris but to a lot of parents crt being taught in schools is an issue as well as gay or non-binary publications in school libraries. When you’re born you’re either a male or female that’s pretty White or black
CRT is not being taught in the schools and thank God right now now neither is your racist and intolerable view on gender and facial idenity
There will be other candidates that share the same concerns.
This makes me hopeful. The current school board and the superintendent have harmed the district for far too long. I will definitely look into these candidates and pray they are as they seem in this article. As a High Pointer, I would like it if at least one seat came from High Point. We are truly not being severed by the current board.
They seems to believe CRT is being taught according to their manifesto.
“keeping the Broad Center and private for profit groups, along with their programs that push for division, hate and the CRT agenda, out of our schools.”