Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - Anne Marie Green has filed to run for reelection to the Lexington County School District One School Board seat she has held since 2016. There are four seats up for grabs this year. Voting will take place during the general election on November 3rd, 2020.
Two of the three incumbents have said they are running for reelection. These are Anne Marie Green, Dr. Brent Powers, and Mike Anderson. Cindy Smith, who is currently the board chair, has said she is retiring after 20 years of service. She did not file to run for reelection by the deadline.
Green describes herself as a professional volunteer. Before being elected to the school board she was active in leadership roles with the PTO and other school groups like the School Improvement Council at the schools where her children were enrolled. She still belongs to a number of other organizations that advocate for and support education and school improvements. She is a member of the River Bluff PTO and continues to help out but says she’s not as active in the leadership of those anymore. She explained that sometimes parents work better when there's no school board member around and it is the right time for others to lead.
Currently, Green is a member of the Lexington One Foundation and was recently elected to the South Carolina School Board Insurance Trust board of directors. She is also active in her home church.
Green says that she is blessed to be a stay at home mom. She and her husband have three children, and all have either attended or still attend Lexington District One schools. “Lexington One is my home,” Green said during a recent interview. “I am a graduate of Lexington High School and am very proud of the fact that I was educated in Lexington One Schools.”
Since she was elected to the school board, the board as a whole has gotten a number of positive things done, according to Green.“Dr. Little has a great vision and I have enjoyed working with the other board members toward bringing that vision to reality,” Green said. “We have raised both teachers’ and bus drivers’ pay and started cutting fees that parents have to pay each year when they enroll their children. We have also been busy building schools using funds from the bond referendum to replace some that were overcrowded or very outdated. We want to make sure that our students receive the very best education,” Green said.“We have done so much good but there is still a lot more work for us to do.” Green says she feels like she has been an effective board member and would appreciate the voters trusting her with another four year term so she could continue working to see some of the work the board and staff have undertaken come to fruition.
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