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    Kathleen “Katie” Pomeroy

  • Incumbent Katie Pomeroy is running for reelection to represent Ward Two on the Fredericksburg School Board. Pomeroy was first elected to the board in 2018. Born in Richmond, Pomeroy has lived in Fredericksburg since she attended Mary Washington College. She works as the membership coordinator at Friends of the Rappahannock, a group working to increase environmental protections and restoration at the Rappahannock River. She serves as a local Cub Scout Leader as well. She and her husband have three children.

    Pomeroy is a member of the Enrollment, Capacity and Expansion Task Force, where she is working to address the overcrowding at all levels of Fredericksburg public schools. Pomeroy has been adamant about creating long-term, financially smart solutions to fight overcrowding. She voted against a controversial plan to expand Lafayette Upper Elementary School and move the district’s second graders there. She argued the plan would be a waste of money that would be better spent on long-term solutions.

    With the task force, Pomeroy is responsible for the plan to build a new middle school, set to be open in August 2026. This would allow the current Walker–Grant Middle School to be converted into an elementary school and both the elementary and middle schools to have structural improvements. It will help greatly reduce overcrowding, in particular at Hugh Mercer Elementary, which is currently over capacity. Pomeroy’s work will ensure all students have enough space and are in positive learning environments.

    Pomeroy has also worked to ensure students are supported and have sufficient resources to be successful to learn during the pandemic. She supported an effort to bring healthy lunch and dinner options to students who were cut off from school lunches during the pandemic. She also supported the expansion of broadband to all Fredericksburg students, ensuring that internet access would not be a barrier to participating in online classes. A new program will be more cost effective and allow for high-speed internet to be broadcasted directly to students’ homes through the Citizens Broadband Radio Service.

    Pomeroy has also worked to ensure Fredericksburg public schools receive sufficient funding and the majority of funding is going directly into schools. She and the Board successfully implement a budget that included 5% raises for teachers and staff in 2021. These raises are critical to ensuring the district is able to recruit and retain teachers, and accordingly, maintain the quality of the district’s’ education. She also supports adjustments to the state’s funding formula so that there are less disparities in funding and educational quality between rich and poor communities.

    Pomeroy is running unopposed. However, her work to address overcrowding in schools and ensure students are supported and schools are well-funded make her a progressive choice for this seat.
    Last updated: 2021-09-15

    Kathleen “Katie” Pomeroy

    Incumbent Katie Pomeroy is running for reelection to represent Ward Two on the Fredericksburg School Board. Pomeroy was first elected to the board in 2018. Born in Richmond, Pomeroy has lived in Fredericksburg since she attended Mary Washington College. She works as the membership coordinator at Friends of the Rappahannock, a group working to increase environmental protections and restoration at the Rappahannock River. She serves as a local Cub Scout Leader as well. She and her husband have three children.

    Pomeroy is a member of the Enrollment, Capacity and Expansion Task Force, where she is working to address the overcrowding at all levels of Fredericksburg public schools. Pomeroy has been adamant about creating long-term, financially smart solutions to fight overcrowding. She voted against a controversial plan to expand Lafayette Upper Elementary School and move the district’s second graders there. She argued the plan would be a waste of money that would be better spent on long-term solutions.

    With the task force, Pomeroy is responsible for the plan to build a new middle school, set to be open in August 2026. This would allow the current Walker–Grant Middle School to be converted into an elementary school and both the elementary and middle schools to have structural improvements. It will help greatly reduce overcrowding, in particular at Hugh Mercer Elementary, which is currently over capacity. Pomeroy’s work will ensure all students have enough space and are in positive learning environments.

    Pomeroy has also worked to ensure students are supported and have sufficient resources to be successful to learn during the pandemic. She supported an effort to bring healthy lunch and dinner options to students who were cut off from school lunches during the pandemic. She also supported the expansion of broadband to all Fredericksburg students, ensuring that internet access would not be a barrier to participating in online classes. A new program will be more cost effective and allow for high-speed internet to be broadcasted directly to students’ homes through the Citizens Broadband Radio Service.

    Pomeroy has also worked to ensure Fredericksburg public schools receive sufficient funding and the majority of funding is going directly into schools. She and the Board successfully implement a budget that included 5% raises for teachers and staff in 2021. These raises are critical to ensuring the district is able to recruit and retain teachers, and accordingly, maintain the quality of the district’s’ education. She also supports adjustments to the state’s funding formula so that there are less disparities in funding and educational quality between rich and poor communities.

    Pomeroy is running unopposed. However, her work to address overcrowding in schools and ensure students are supported and schools are well-funded make her a progressive choice for this seat.

    Kathleen “Katie” Pomeroy

    Incumbent Katie Pomeroy is running for reelection to represent Ward Two on the Fredericksburg School Board. Pomeroy was first elected to the board in 2018. Born in Richmond, Pomeroy has lived in Fredericksburg since she attended Mary Washington College. She works as the membership coordinator at Friends of the Rappahannock, a group working to increase environmental protections and restoration at the Rappahannock River. She serves as a local Cub Scout Leader as well. She and her husband have three children.

    Pomeroy is a member of the Enrollment, Capacity and Expansion Task Force, where she is working to address the overcrowding at all levels of Fredericksburg public schools. Pomeroy has been adamant about creating long-term, financially smart solutions to fight overcrowding. She voted against a controversial plan to expand Lafayette Upper Elementary School and move the district’s second graders there. She argued the plan would be a waste of money that would be better spent on long-term solutions.

    With the task force, Pomeroy is responsible for the plan to build a new middle school, set to be open in August 2026. This would allow the current Walker–Grant Middle School to be converted into an elementary school and both the elementary and middle schools to have structural improvements. It will help greatly reduce overcrowding, in particular at Hugh Mercer Elementary, which is currently over capacity. Pomeroy’s work will ensure all students have enough space and are in positive learning environments.

    Pomeroy has also worked to ensure students are supported and have sufficient resources to be successful to learn during the pandemic. She supported an effort to bring healthy lunch and dinner options to students who were cut off from school lunches during the pandemic. She also supported the expansion of broadband to all Fredericksburg students, ensuring that internet access would not be a barrier to participating in online classes. A new program will be more cost effective and allow for high-speed internet to be broadcasted directly to students’ homes through the Citizens Broadband Radio Service.

    Pomeroy has also worked to ensure Fredericksburg public schools receive sufficient funding and the majority of funding is going directly into schools. She and the Board successfully implement a budget that included 5% raises for teachers and staff in 2021. These raises are critical to ensuring the district is able to recruit and retain teachers, and accordingly, maintain the quality of the district’s’ education. She also supports adjustments to the state’s funding formula so that there are less disparities in funding and educational quality between rich and poor communities.

    Pomeroy is running unopposed. However, her work to address overcrowding in schools and ensure students are supported and schools are well-funded make her a progressive choice for this seat.