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Only one of three Clover School District Board of Trustees members vying for another term will face opposition.
Filing for two seats and an at-large position coming open this year ended on Wednesday. Chairman Franklin Pendleton and at-large member Melanie Wood Wilson filed to keep their seats and didn’t see challengers. Liz Johnson filed to return to Seat 3, with Ginger Marr also applying for the position.
“I’ve gotten familiar with the school district and learned a lot since I’ve been involved,” Johnson said. “We’ve got a lot of exciting things going on, and I want to be a part of it.”
Johnson is a tutor and piano teacher who’s active in church activities. In the various roles where she comes in contact with students, Johnson sees a need for guidance such as advice, motivation and encouragement that she’d like more of in schools. She also wants to promote foreign language study.
“What I want to see is that the students who perform poorly, that they’re getting sufficient monitoring as far as emotional help,” Johnson said.
Marr is a lifelong resident of the district now working at Queens College after more than a decade at Winthrop University as director of admissions. Marr has two children currently in the district.
She sees continued challenges for Clover schools like managing and planning for growth, keeping equitable quality and experiences among schools, and adapting to ever-changing national and state curriculum demands.
“I would welcome the opportunity to help tackle these and other issues,” Marr said.
Marr said she values the work that’s been done by the current board, and sees the district as a benefit to its community and a leader within the state.
“I would be honored to share my time and talents to help continue leading the district in achieving its future goals and fulfilling its mission,” she said.
Filing took place for the three Clover seats, as well as 11 more posts in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill and York districts.
The election for those positions takes place Nov. 6.
In Clover, voters throughout the district get to vote on each post, meaning it won’t just be Seat 3 votes determining whether Johnson or Marr will serve.