After this November’s election, Ward 2 could have two members on the DC State Board of Education.
Jack Jacobson is running unopposed for the Ward 2 seat on the Board, and Mary Lord, the current Ward 2 member on the State Board of Education, is running for the Board’s At-Large seat. Lord is facing Marvin Tucker on the November 6 ballot.
In an article published on October 28, The Washington Post endorsed Lord, saying she “deserves [the] election in her at-large bid” since “she understands the role of the state board and has smart ideas on how to sustain school reform.”
According to Lord, Ward 2 has some of the city’s highest-performing schools in the city. ”Indeed, we’re a beacon of excellence and and an example of the benefits of school choice and how community involvement can support and sustain strong neighborhood traditional public schools,” said Lord. “Ward 2′s State Board members are well prepared to lead the way forward and ensure all kids, no matter where they live, receive a top-notch public education.”
DC Public Schools in Ward 2 include:
- Ellington School of the Arts
- Fillmore Arts Center (West)
- Francis-Stevens Education Campus
- Garrison Elementary School
- Hardy Middle School
- Hyde-Addison Elementary School
- Ross Elementary School
- School Without Walls High School
- Seaton Elementary School
- Thomson Elementary School