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Editorial: Know your school boards

Public schools arguably produce our single most important resource—educated young men and women. A community’s future is inexorably tied to the success of its educational system.

In addition to producing future leaders, a strong school system has present-day consequences as well. Young families are attracted to school divisions where their students excel. They move here, increase the tax base and contribute in myriad other ways. Businesses considering relocating likewise seek out such divisions, both as a perk to its current employees and a pipeline for future skilled workers.

With so much at stake, keeping abreast of the local school board is extremely important. And now is the most crucial time, as school boards in Gloucester, Mathews and elsewhere work to put the finishing touches on their 2024-2025 budgets.

In Gloucester

Troy Andersen, who represents the county’s Gloucester Point district, serves as the board’s chairman, while Leonne Arsenovic (Ware District) is its vi...

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