Three more people filed today to fill Beverley Clark's vacant District 6 seat on the school board.
The latest hopefuls are Stacy A. Arch, a parent and volunteer; Christine C. Kushner, a freelance writer, parent and volunteer; and George W. Morgan Jr., a retired Wake educator.
Here's a quick rundown of the three new applicants. You can read the applications for the full details.
Arch is the mother of three Joyner Elementary School students. She's also a former Peace Corps volunteer and teacher. Locally, she's active in Joyner's PTA and the Junior League of Raleigh.
One of the things Arch advocates is to pair schools so they could mentor each other, having "exchange principals and teachers." She also advocates doing a better job of communicating with the public.
"I'm an active parent with my local school and PTA but feel disconnected to the school board and its decision-making process," Arch wrote.
Click here to read Arch's application.
Kushner is a magnet parent who has children at Enloe High and Hunter Elementary. She stresses her experience as a school volunteer, including her time as the board advisory council chairwoman in District 4.
Kushner said she'd advance three strategies to reach the board's 100 percent graduation goal:
* Support policies that enhance leadership within the school system, specifically professional development for school principals.
* Work for greater consensus with our community regarding school board policy, particularly the district's current diversity policy.
* Develop policy that promotes success for all students, with a special focus on preschool education and school readiness as well as targeting strategies to ensure students stay focused on graduating on time.
Kushner's mention of the diversity policy isn't surprising considering the high value she places on her volunteer work with study circles She's worked with study groups at several schools in which parents, teachers and administrators have gathered together to talk about how to improve race and ethnic relations.
Click here for Kushner's application.
Morgan worked full time for the school system from 1969 to 1996 and stayed on in a part-time basis through 2003. He was a science teacher, coach, assistant principal and driver education teacher.
"My prior administrative and teaching experiences will benefit the School Board," Morgan writes.
Morgan suggested the following strategies for advancing the board's graduation goal:
* Promote academic coaching at every grade level with emphasis on enhancing self esteem and monitoring attendance and interest levels.
* Provide in-service programs for teachers promoting reading in the content area and computer technology in the content area.
* Increase the number of Science units in order to prepare students to compete globally.
Click here for Morgan's application.
The filing period ends at noon Thursday. The eight remaining board members will pick a person to finish Clark's term, which expires Novermber 2011.