FROM STAFF REPORTS
Ida Duncan Wright will be sworn in as the newest member of the Volusia County School Board Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. at the DeLand Administrative Complex Board Room, 200 North Clara Avenue, DeLand.
The next regular School Board meeting will be held on that same day starting at 4 p.m. as reported in last week’s Daytona Times, but the swearing in ceremony will not take place during the meeting. Wright is planning a reception at 7:30 p.m. following the school board meeting.
Won seat in special election
Wright defeated retired educator Kathy Williams, widow of the late Al Williams who died Oct. 1 after winning re-election on Aug. 16 against Wright.
“They say the third time is a charm – I will never deny that statement. I am deeply humbled to serve as the Volusia County School Board, District 2 Representative. I pledge to represent our District 2 Community with a high degree of integrity. Each decision made will be thoughtful and backed by extensive research,” Wright said in an interview with the Daytona Times after winning the seat she will hold for the next four years.
“I look forward to working with constituents, staff, administrators, and fellow board members as we improve parent and community engagement, ensure fiscal responsibility and work to develop substantive public/private partnerships,” she concluded.
District 2 includes most of Daytona Beach, South Daytona, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet and part of Port Orange.