(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia)—David Oberg, who was first elected to the Albemarle County School Board in November of 2015 from the White Hall Magisterial District and who was re-elected in November of 2019, has submitted his resignation from the Board.
Oberg told Board Chair Graham Paige that while it has been an honor to represent White Hall residents for seven years, personal circumstances do not allow him the time he considers necessary to fully serve his constituents throughout the remainder of his term. The White Hall seat on the Board will be up for election in November of 2023. Oberg’s resignation takes effect on December 31 of this year.
Paige said during last evening’s School Board meeting that the Board will make an appointment in December to fill the remaining year of Oberg’s term. He invited residents of the White Hall district who are interested in serving on the School Board to submit an application, including a resume and a letter describing their interest.
Applications should be emailed to Board Clerk, Ms. Jennifer Johnston, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Clerk at 401 McIntire Road in Charlottesville, 22902. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, November 18.
The Board will conduct public interviews of all candidates at a special meeting on Thursday, December 1, and is expected to appoint a successor to Oberg following a public hearing on December 15. The new Board member will take office on Sunday, January 1, 2023.
During his tenure on the Board, Oberg has been a member of committees supporting CATEC and overseeing student discipline. He has been a forceful advocate for improving the division’s market competitiveness in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers and support staff and has supported removing barriers to educational and extra-curricular opportunities for all students.
“On behalf of our entire Board, I want to offer our deepest appreciation to Mr. Oberg for his support of our school division’s emphasis on teaching not to a test but to the passions and individual learning styles of our students. His wisdom on such critically important issues as protecting the health and well-being of our students by removing harmful images from our schools and championing the student-led development of our anti-racism policy will benefit our division for a long time to come,” Paige said.
“On a personal level, Mr. Oberg’s friendship will be missed by all of his colleagues as will his occasional gentle guidance on parliamentary procedure. We all celebrate the contributions he and his family have made to our students, employees and schools over many years and wish he and his family the very best,” Paige said.
In an email to Paige, Oberg said, “My heart, my prayers and my best wishes go with you, the Board, the amazing staff, administration, and most importantly the students and families of the Albemarle County Public Schools.”
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