Board of Education: Lucy Bond, District 3, Democrat

Lucy Bond, District 3, Democrat

Part one: Let’s talk the issues in 25 words or less. 

1. Do you support the bond referendum for schools?

Yes. Some schools in the county are overcrowded. Upgraded HVAC and security systems are necessary for health and safety. Shelter ready gyms would benefit everyone. 

2. Do you support school reopening in person, virtually or a hybrid model given the coronavirus pandemic?

I support face to face learning. Reopening schools thoughtfully with compulsory safety guidelines is imperative. Virtual learning/teaching should be an option for students and teachers.

3. How can we best keep students and staff safe in our schools?

During COVID continue mandatory mask wearing, screening, physical distancing if possible, quarantine when necessary. To deter school violence -security measures, student services, vigilance are needed.

4. What is a school need you feel has gone unmet?

Resolving inequities that cause school failure. Fund student services/programs to develop the whole child. 

5. Do you support the continued operation of the Marine Science and Technologies Early College High School?

Yes. Give MaST a chance to succeed. Students earn college credit, a diploma, degree and/or local trade certification. N.C. supports early colleges. Give students choices.

6. Do you favor setting aside funds to help with remediation and other needs if students fall behind due to the pandemic and virtual learning?

Yes. We should always do all we can to help students who are behind and struggling. Teachers now need more support and tools to remediate.

Part two: Meet your candidate 

Lucy Marino Bond, 106 Savannah Ave., Morehead City. I am a Carteret County native and lifelong educator. I attended Meredith College and received a master’s degree in child development from ECU. I worked with children through DSS, Mental Health Services and Head Start as curriculum coordinator. I taught in public education for 30 years earning National Board Certification. I worked with GED students at CCC. 

I am a member of St. Egbert Church, DKG Society for women educators, N.C. Retired School Personnel, Domestic Violence Services Board, League of Women Voters, NAACP, Croatan Sierra Club and Democratic Women as service coordinator. I volunteer for CC Long Term Recovery Alliance. 

Our schools need continued funding to negate inequities in our system for students who are unable to achieve academic growth and school success. I am also concerned about the lack of diversity in certified staff. We have six black teachers and no persons of color in school leadership. We need role models for all students. 

I believe in the power of public education to change lives. As a teacher, mother and grandmother I will continue to be invested in public schools. I have the background, experience and passion for this job.


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