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Morgan announces candidacy for school board

Samantha Morgan, 28, of Moon, has announced her candidacy in the November general election for one of two seats on the Mathews County School Board.

Morgan said she believes that the school board can benefit from a common-sense approach for making the schools higher performing, more fiscally responsible, and accessible to all in a more inclusive manner. She said she is concerned because she believes that the schools have failed to increase standards and test scores and that the school system has not used best financial practices in contracting, does not support inclusivity for all student demographics, and is not planning for declining student census numbers.

She said she is also concerned about the impact that remote learning has had on student success and development and would like to implement learning plans that will keep students safely in schools, decreasing family disruptions such as those seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morgan works as a contact tracer for the Virgi...

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