Thursday, January 17, 2013
ACPS-TV, the cable channel producing original content for Alexandria City Public Schools, is producing a series of video statements from new School Board members. Check out a conversation with board Vice Chairman Justin Keating.
School Board Vice Chairman Justin Keating says tell him when he's doing things wrong, tell him when he's doing things right and he'd also like to hear from residents who don't have kids in schools.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch asked candidates for School Board to complete a questionnaire to shed some light on where candidates stand in issues important to Alexandria City Public Schools. Here's what they had to say.
Patch School Board Candidate Questionnaire District B Candidate Justin Keating Name: Justin P. Keating Age: 36 Occupation: Attorney Incumbent or non-incumbent: Non-incumbent How long have you been an Alexandria resident? 2005-present (before that from 1999-2002) Which neighborhood do you live in? Rosemont/Maury School Website, Facebook page or other contact information: email: email@example.com; www.justinkeating.info; Twitter: JustinPKeating What unique perspective, experience or expertise would you bring to the School Board? My professional experience will serve me well on the Board. One of my primary functions on behalf of my clients is holding administrations (of public and private organizations that employ my clients…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Taylor Run Citizens Association hosted an Alexandria school board candidate debate Wednesday night at MacArthur Elementary.
Alexandria School Board candidates in District B debated for the second time Wednesday night, with differences emerging in their opinions of teacher morale and the relationship between the board and City Council. The event was held in the Douglas MacArthur Elementary School cafeteria and hosted by the Taylor Run Citizens Association. The event came a week after the candidates met for a debate in North Ridge that offered more agreement than disagreement. That wasn’t the case on Wednesday. When asked about teacher retention and morale, Justin Keating said there’s a “systemic morale problem” despite Alexandria’s teachers being among the best compensated in the region. Keating said teachers have been frustrated by the swift integration of new …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The five District B candidates for school board largely agreed on issues during a Monday forum.
The five candidates for three District B seats on the Alexandria City School Board agreed about the proper direction for the school district more often than they disagreed during an amiable candidates forum Monday night at Beverley Hills Community United Methodist Church. The city is divided into three voting districts, and three board members are elected from each district. Each member serves a three-year term. District B encompasses the central portion of Alexandria and part of the West End. The candidates fielded questions from the audience on school overcrowding, the achievement gap and their opinions of Superintendent Morton Sherman. On the role of the superintendent and how to improve communication between the superintendent and …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The North Ridge Citizens Association is organizing an event for Alexandria School Board candidates.
A forum for candidates running for Alexandria School Board in District B will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Beverley Hills Community United Methodist Church, located at 3512 Old Dominion Blvd. The North Ridge Citizens Association is organizing the event. Five candidates are running for school board in District B: Kelly Carmichael Booz, Michael Brookbank, Chyrell Bucksell, Justin Keating and Marc Williams. Williams is the lone incumbent candidate in the district. All five have agreed to attend the Oct. 8 forum. Chris Yianilos withdrew his candidacy from District B in August, citing family health issues. Voters in each of the three Alexandria school board districts will vote for up to three candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot. Just three…