Volunteers host drive-thru petition to put referendum on ballot to elect Roanoke School Board

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Volunteers collected Roanoke City registered voters’ signatures to get a referendum on this November ballot.

Volunteers need to collect 6,500 signatures by July 14 in order for a referendum asking voters whether the school board selection should be changed from appointment by Roanoke City Council to direct election by the voters.

“The people who serve on school board now are well intended, but it leads to an unnecessary level of insulation directly from the voters and accountability,” said Luke Priddy, Democratic activist.

The Roanoke City Council will have a public hearing on Monday, April 19 to discuss the appointment of three Roanoke City Public School Trustees.

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