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    Jennifer L. Boyd

  • Incumbent Board Member Jennifer Boyd was first elected to represent Ward 3 on the Fredericksburg School Board in 2016 and is running for re-election to her seat. Boyd earned an undergraduate degree at Mary Washington College and a graduate degree at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Professionally, she works for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and previously worked as a secretary at Lafayette Upper Elementary School. Her three children all attended Fredericksburg Public Schools.

    Boyd is a member of the district’s Enrollment, Capacity, and Expansion (ECE) Task Force, which is working to address the district’s overcapacity issues by opening a new middle school in August 2024. This will allow Walker-Grant Middle School to be updated and turned into a new elementary school. Boyd advocated for this plan as the most equitable option, as it allows all three elementary schools in the district to have newer infrastructure, rather than having one brand new school and two older ones. She also emphasized how the new building will allow for career and technical education courses.

    Boyd supports equity on the school board. She led the school board in the selection of a new superintendent, Marceline “Marci” Catlett as the district’s first Black superintendent. Additionally, during her time on the board, the school board passed a five-year strategic plan that included an equity audit and the creation of an equity task force which meets monthly to discuss improving equity in Fredericksburg schools. She is also part of the task force in charge of recommending the safest and most effective way to educate students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Ensuring teachers are supported and well paid is also a priority for Boyd. She voted for a budget which gave all teachers a 5% raise in 2019 and a 2% raise in 2018. She emphasizes how high wages lets the district recruit higher quality teachers and spend less on training. Boyd would also like to see increased funding for workforce development programs for teachers, including the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow program, which supports college students hoping to pursue education.

    Boyd also values improving communication on the board between all stakeholders in Fredericksburg Public Schools. She particularly emphasizes how the district can improve its virtual communication with parents and ensure websites are kept up to date. She would also like to see more options for parent input. She also serves on the School Board and City Council Working Group, which works to keep the missions of the two organizations aligned and ensure that proper funding and resources are available.

    Boyd is running against Jesus A. Dominguez. Dominguez is a local parent and the husband of a Fredericksburg City Schools’ elementary teacher. Dominguez supports expanding Career and Technical Education and options for students to take community college courses. He opposes government efforts to keep children safe in school during the pandemic, like mask mandates.

    Due to her support for investment in new schools, equity, educators, and communication, Boyd is the most progressive choice in this race.
    Last updated: 2021-09-15

    Jennifer L. Boyd

    Incumbent Board Member Jennifer Boyd was first elected to represent Ward 3 on the Fredericksburg School Board in 2016 and is running for re-election to her seat. Boyd earned an undergraduate degree at Mary Washington College and a graduate degree at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Professionally, she works for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and previously worked as a secretary at Lafayette Upper Elementary School. Her three children all attended Fredericksburg Public Schools.

    Boyd is a member of the district’s Enrollment, Capacity, and Expansion (ECE) Task Force, which is working to address the district’s overcapacity issues by opening a new middle school in August 2024. This will allow Walker-Grant Middle School to be updated and turned into a new elementary school. Boyd advocated for this plan as the most equitable option, as it allows all three elementary schools in the district to have newer infrastructure, rather than having one brand new school and two older ones. She also emphasized how the new building will allow for career and technical education courses.

    Boyd supports equity on the school board. She led the school board in the selection of a new superintendent, Marceline “Marci” Catlett as the district’s first Black superintendent. Additionally, during her time on the board, the school board passed a five-year strategic plan that included an equity audit and the creation of an equity task force which meets monthly to discuss improving equity in Fredericksburg schools. She is also part of the task force in charge of recommending the safest and most effective way to educate students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Ensuring teachers are supported and well paid is also a priority for Boyd. She voted for a budget which gave all teachers a 5% raise in 2019 and a 2% raise in 2018. She emphasizes how high wages lets the district recruit higher quality teachers and spend less on training. Boyd would also like to see increased funding for workforce development programs for teachers, including the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow program, which supports college students hoping to pursue education.

    Boyd also values improving communication on the board between all stakeholders in Fredericksburg Public Schools. She particularly emphasizes how the district can improve its virtual communication with parents and ensure websites are kept up to date. She would also like to see more options for parent input. She also serves on the School Board and City Council Working Group, which works to keep the missions of the two organizations aligned and ensure that proper funding and resources are available.

    Boyd is running against Jesus A. Dominguez. Dominguez is a local parent and the husband of a Fredericksburg City Schools’ elementary teacher. Dominguez supports expanding Career and Technical Education and options for students to take community college courses. He opposes government efforts to keep children safe in school during the pandemic, like mask mandates.

    Due to her support for investment in new schools, equity, educators, and communication, Boyd is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Jennifer L. Boyd

    Incumbent Board Member Jennifer Boyd was first elected to represent Ward 3 on the Fredericksburg School Board in 2016 and is running for re-election to her seat. Boyd earned an undergraduate degree at Mary Washington College and a graduate degree at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Professionally, she works for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and previously worked as a secretary at Lafayette Upper Elementary School. Her three children all attended Fredericksburg Public Schools.

    Boyd is a member of the district’s Enrollment, Capacity, and Expansion (ECE) Task Force, which is working to address the district’s overcapacity issues by opening a new middle school in August 2024. This will allow Walker-Grant Middle School to be updated and turned into a new elementary school. Boyd advocated for this plan as the most equitable option, as it allows all three elementary schools in the district to have newer infrastructure, rather than having one brand new school and two older ones. She also emphasized how the new building will allow for career and technical education courses.

    Boyd supports equity on the school board. She led the school board in the selection of a new superintendent, Marceline “Marci” Catlett as the district’s first Black superintendent. Additionally, during her time on the board, the school board passed a five-year strategic plan that included an equity audit and the creation of an equity task force which meets monthly to discuss improving equity in Fredericksburg schools. She is also part of the task force in charge of recommending the safest and most effective way to educate students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Ensuring teachers are supported and well paid is also a priority for Boyd. She voted for a budget which gave all teachers a 5% raise in 2019 and a 2% raise in 2018. She emphasizes how high wages lets the district recruit higher quality teachers and spend less on training. Boyd would also like to see increased funding for workforce development programs for teachers, including the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow program, which supports college students hoping to pursue education.

    Boyd also values improving communication on the board between all stakeholders in Fredericksburg Public Schools. She particularly emphasizes how the district can improve its virtual communication with parents and ensure websites are kept up to date. She would also like to see more options for parent input. She also serves on the School Board and City Council Working Group, which works to keep the missions of the two organizations aligned and ensure that proper funding and resources are available.

    Boyd is running against Jesus A. Dominguez. Dominguez is a local parent and the husband of a Fredericksburg City Schools’ elementary teacher. Dominguez supports expanding Career and Technical Education and options for students to take community college courses. He opposes government efforts to keep children safe in school during the pandemic, like mask mandates.

    Due to her support for investment in new schools, equity, educators, and communication, Boyd is the most progressive choice in this race.