A special election is scheduled for December 31, 2019, for one at-large seat on the Richland School District One Board of School Commissioners. The Richland School District One Board of School Commissioners is comprised of three at-large members and four members who represent geographic election districts. Board members are elected to serve staggered four-year terms. Nonpartisan elections are held in November of even-numbered years on a staggered basis. The following individuals are running for the open at-large seat in the special election schedule for on December 31, 2019: Lady June Cole, Michelle Drayton, Jonathan Milling, Johnny Ray Noble, and Ashlye V. Wilkerson.
The following information about each of the candidates for the Richland School District One Board of School Commissioners open at-large seat is provided by the League of Women Voters VOTE411.org website. The League of Women Voters provides nonpartisan election resources at www.VOTE411.org as part of its mission to provide unbiased, nonpartisan voter education tools to the general public. VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for local, statewide, and national information and provides simple, helpful tools to help Midlands voters navigate the voting process throughout 2020. VOTE411.org provides candidate information, voter registration tools, polling place locations and other helpful Election Day information.
The League of Women Voters of The Columbia Area asked the following three questions of each of the candidates running for the open at-large seat on the Richland County District One Board of School Commissioners: 1. What specific knowledge and skills do you have that would enable Richland School District One to function more effectively? 2. What is the top challenge facing Richland School District One and what do you recommend as a solution? 3. Some schools in the school district have better 2019 report cards than others, as indicated by the SC Department of Education at https://ed.gov/data/report-cards/. What can the school district do to ensure that students have equal opportunity for quality education?
The following precinct locations will be open for voting in the Richland School District One Special Election on December 31, 2019: A C Moore Elementary, Marion Street Apartments, EE Taylor Elementary, Logan Elementary School, Olympia Learning Center, Bradley Elementary, Carver- Lyon Elementary, Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, South Kilbourne Elementary, Hand Middle School, Dreher High School, Brennen Elementary, Eau Claire High School, Kilbourne Park Baptist, Asbury Memorial Methodist, Alcorn Middle School, Pinehurst Park, Pine Grove Elementary, Bluff Road Park, Upper Richland Community, Annie Burnside Elementary, Southeast Library, Caughman Road Park, Satchelford Elementary, Forest Heights Elementary, Eastover Park, Burton-Park Elementary, New Kennan High School, Brockman School, Crayton Middle School, Hopkins Elementary School, Southeast Middle School, Greenview Park, Columbia High School, Meadowfield Elementary, Upper Richland Community, Olympia Learning Center, Lower Richland High School, Virginia Wingard Methodist Church, St. Andrew Middle School.
Dr. Laura Woliver, President
League of Women Voters of The Columbia Area