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Election 2015
Massie Mouly not running for Albemarle School Board
Barbara Massie Mouly
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Barbara Massie Mouly (top), a three-term member of the Albemarle County School Board, will not seek reelection.
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Tim Shea | Friday, May 01, 2015 at 4:36 p.m.

Barbara Massie Mouly, who has represented the White Hall Magisterial District on the Albemarle County School Board for nearly 12 years, has announced she will not seek reelection.

“It has been a great privilege to serve in this office,” Massie Mouly told Charlottesville Tomorrow in an email Friday. “The students, parents, teachers and administrators and staff have been a joy to work with.”

An attorney, the three-term representative said she plans to devote her time now to scholarship and teaching law.

“It has been a tough decision to make, as my heart is in the work, but I believe it is the right decision,” Mouly said.

Most recently, Mouly served as the School Board’s vice chair. She is also a 1967 graduate of Albemarle High School.

The majority of seats on the School Board will be on the general election ballot in November.

In addition to the White Hall district, candidates will also be fielded from the Scottsville and Rivanna districts as well as for the At-Large seat.  Steve Koleszar and Jason Buyaki have already announced they will seek new terms representing the Scottsville and Rivanna districts.

Ned Gallaway has not announced whether he will seek re-election to the At-Large seat.

Earlier this week, Eric Strucko resigned from the Samuel Miller seat on the School Board to take a position with Pennsylvania State University. That vacancy could be filled with an appointed position until a special election is held.

If a special election is held in November, that would mean five of the board’s seven seats will be on the ballot.

To run for school board, candidates must submit their paperwork by June 9.

The Albemarle County School Board will meet May 14.

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