Warden re-elected school chair

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Denauvo Robinson

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By Reggie Ponder
Staff Writer

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sharon Warden has been re-elected chairwoman of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education and Denauvo Robinson has been re-elected vice chairman.

The board voted on its leadership Monday afternoon at its regular monthly meeting.

Warden will be serving her second consecutive year as chairwoman.

In nominating Warden, Robinson noted she had only served one year in the post so far .

“Sometimes it takes more than one year to get acclimated to this position and I think she has done an excellent job,” Robinson said.

After the board voted unanimously to elect Warden by acclamation, member Buck Jolly nominated board member Virginia Houston for the vice chairmanship.

Houston declined the nomination, however, saying she supported Robinson for vice chairman.

The board then voted unanimously to name Robinson vice chairman.

In another matter, the board voted unanimously to seek a waiver from state class-size requirements for art, music, health and physical education classes in grades K-3. The board is seeking a blanket waiver to cover all those classes in those grades, but has only a handful of classes that fail to meet class-size requirements and in those cases it’s not by more than three students.

The school district is in compliance with all other class-size standards.

The board also appointed board member Sheila Williams to the Teacher of the Year Selection Committee.