School Board member Jennifer Welliver (Berryville) said Monday night that she is undecided about running for a second term on the Clarke County School Board.
“My feeling is that continuity on the board is important,” Welliver said. “If Barbara Lee and Janet Alger are running unopposed then that’s enough continuity for me.”
School board chairman Barbara Lee (Millwood) announced Monday night that she will seek a second term on the Clarke County School Board. Lee’s decision comes after recent announcements by board members Robina Bouffault (White Post) and Emily Rhodes (Buckmarsh) to decline another term. School board member Janet Alger (Russel) announced earlier in the year that she will run again leaving Welliver as the only undecided board member.
Welliver has repeatedly stated that member turnover between school board elections poses a challenge to new school boards who must quickly learn about both school processes as well as how to work together.
“No one is served well by an all new school board,” Welliver said. “Too much time is involved just getting to know what you are doing.”
Asked what factors she would use in order to make a final decision before the August 22nd filing deadline Welliver said “If someone steps forward in my election district that I feel that I can vote for then I will step aside and pass the torch as long as there’s continuity. I’m trying to take it as it comes but I’d like to know who may be interested.”