Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Guilford County Schools school board District 6 in North Carolina— incumbent Khem Irby (D) and Tim Andrew (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
The Guilford County Schools Board of Education consists of nine members elected to four-year terms. Eight members are elected by district and one member is elected at large. According to the Guilford County Schools website, the board members “establish policies that govern our school system, including its curriculum, facilities, financial resources and personnel.“
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I am personally passionate about being able to provide the best possible education with the resources that are given to us. I am committed to working with and advocating along side my colleagues for a greater investment for public good of education. Our policies must show children that we want them to be successful and that we respect and support educators for being the experts in a successful educational system.”
“Increasing student proficiency and preparing our graduates to compete in our modern economy. Guilford County is on the cusp of great economic development, and we need to prepare our students to take advantage of the opportunities that are here.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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