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Five on School Board attend legislative conference

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Five members of the Caroline County School Board attended the Virginia School Boards Association annual legislative conference in Richmond.

The event brought together local school board members, superintendents, and state lawmakers in Richmond last week to examine education issues before the current General Assembly session.

Representing the Caroline County School Board were chairman Nancy Carson, vice chairman George Spaulding, and Mary Anderson, Tinka Harris, and Mack Wright Jr.

Visitors to the conference heard briefings on federal legislative issues, Gov. Robert McDonnell’s proposed budget amendments and education initiatives, and more.

Participating school board members were encouraged to visit with their respective legislators and attend the General Assembly session as a part of the association’s ‘Day at the Capitol’ event.

“The VSBA legislative conference is grassroots lobbying at its best,” said Barbara Coyle, executive director of the association. “It gives Virginia school board members the opportunity to share important information with legislators about the future of education in Virginia.”

The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training and services.