Thursday, June 01, 2006

Advocate of honest school management might leave Board of Education

One of the school board's only two members who have demanded that the school system be open to public oversight might quit and run for higher office.

Valerie Ervin, an aide to County Council President George Leventhal, is quitting her government post on June 9, apparently to run for an open County Council seat. If she runs, she will not be expected to remain on the school board.

Ervin and colleague Nancy Navarro are the only two school board members to support the county Inspector General's investigations of alleged corruption, abuse of power and other wrongdoing on the Board of Education and in the upper management of the public school system.