Clemons meets with public in town hall gathering
True to his previously introduced plan for his first 90 days in office, Clemons said he had been busy meeting people and hearing their concerns. On the job for just 17 days, Clemons said he had visited four churches and the Abingdon Ruritan Club, and had met with five county supervisors and county administrator Brenda Garton.
Clemons spoke for about 25 minutes, relaying his background and talking about the need to set standards of excellence for students, in regard to both their behavior and academics.
Clemons also said he, his wife and their 4-year-old son would likely be moving from Smithfield and settling into the county next month. He noted that his son would soon be starting school.
“I have a son that will be going through those (pre-K-12) stages. What I want for him I want for every child that comes through Gloucester County Public Schools,” he said.
Clemons asked the audience to stay in touch with him and attend school board meetings regularly, and not just when they have a concern but also when they are pleased with the school system.
“Call me, come see me, send me e-mails, because I need to know you. Thanks for your show of support here tonight, and don’t let this be the only time I see you,” he said.