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Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to the New School Board

Alexandria City Public Schools School Board candidate Michael Brookbank congratulates the board's newly elected members.

To the Editor:

As a candidate for ACPS School Board last November, it was my pleasure to get to know many of my fellow candidates. We found during the campaign that we have much more in common than differences; we all want the best education possible for our children.

And though I was not elected, I have formed many new associations and friendships. Our new School Board has seven new members, and seven of the nine elected candidates are teacher endorsed.

Alexandrians are fortunate to have such a talented and strong board. I’m sure that I join all Alexandrians in wishing them the very best as they meet the challenges ahead.

Michael Brookbank

Edmund Lewis January 05, 2013 at 01:55 AM
Let's hope that these board members do not have delusions of grandeur like some former board members and keep the focus on what is best for Alexandria's students. Major changes are needed to address the current policies and practices within ACPS. The days of CYA, blatant financial mismanagement, consultant padding, and rotating ineffective initiatives must come to an end, immediately. May this board be bold enough to make those changes and not be led blindly by a ringmaster bent on self-promotion.

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