In Virginia, county school boards are composed of one member from each district in that county, and sometimes include an at-large member. Members are elected to four-year terms and serve as the leaders of the school district by setting policies and hiring superintendents, among other duties. The Fluvanna County School Board has five members, one from each district.
Andre O’Brian Key is running unopposed for the Rivanna seat on the Fluvanna County School Board. Key first took over the seat in an interim capacity last year, after his wife, School Board member Gequetta Murray-Key, died from leukemia. Gequetta beat one opponent to win the seat in the 2021 election.
Key is the only candidate certified by the Virginia Department of Elections, but voters may write in other candidates.
Charlottesville Tomorrow designed this questionnaire based on over 200 responses we received to a voter survey. Key did not provide answers.
More links about the Fluvanna County School Board
- Key’s campaign contributions, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- Andre Key takes over his late wife’s seat, from the Fluvanna Review
- A report about the School Board’s budget request, from the Fluvanna Review
- A report about the Fluvanna County School Board budget, from the Fluvanna Review
- A report about the district’s new mental health coordinator position, from the Fluvanna Review
- The Virginia School Quality report for Fluvanna County Public Schools
As you get ready to vote, here are some key dates and links from the Virginia Department of Elections:
Polls in Virginia close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, night. The Virginia Department of Elections will publish election results in real time, as they arrive from precincts around the state. To view them, head to this link. These are unofficial results until they are certified. Here’s more about how to get election results.
- Sept. 22: First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar’s office.
- Oct. 16: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration. You can also register after this date, and on election day, but you will vote with a provisional ballot, could take longer for officials to count because they will verify your eligibility.
- Oct. 27: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your local registrar by 5:00 p.m.
- Oct. 28: Voter registration offices open for early voting.
- Nov. 4: The last day of in-person early voting at your registrar.
- Nov. 7: Election Day. Here is where you can find your polling place.
Need to know if you’re eligible to vote? Here are resources from the Virginia Department of Elections.