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    Malvina Rollins Kay

  • Incumbent Malvina Kay is running for re-election to her seat on the Fredericksburg School Board. Kay has been on the school board since 1991, and has served as chair and vice chair multiple times. Kay is a longtime resident of Fredericksburg and attended Virginia State University for her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. She also served as chair of the Virginia School Board Association, Northeast Region. Professionally, she is the vice president and Chief Financial Officer at a financial organization that brings together non-profit organizations and corporations.

    Kay plans to prioritize pay raises for teachers and staff, student achievement, staff retention, and building a relationship between the school board and the city council. She voted for a budget which gave all teachers a 5% raise in 2019 and a 2% raise in 2018. She supported a city council resolution to raise revenue in order to fund pay raises for teachers. She also approved capital improvements for school buses, a new bus lot lease, computer technology and roof repairs.

    She voted to turn Hugh Mercer and Lafayette into elementary schools K-5 in order to ease overcrowding. Kay also supported bringing preschool and high-needs students back to school for shortened weeks in 2020 during the pandemic. She questioned the need for additional funding for school resource officers, stating that the presence of officers in buildings may prevent people from visiting. She supported an effort to bring healthy lunch and dinner options to students who were cut off from school lunches during the pandemic.

    Kay 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. The working group was in charge of putting forth recommendations for the city’s enrollment and capacity expansion initiatives and Kay advocated for the construction of a new school. The working group also approved additional funding to add personnel to keep class sizes manageable.

    As a person who was enrolled in Fredericksburg public schools before they were integrated, Kay understands the need to bring equity to the city’s education system. She advocated for funding to make early childhood education more accessible at the Walker-Grant Center. Long term, she wants to focus on improving graduation rates, boosting achievement scores, and beginning in workforce development at the schools. 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.

    Kay is running unopposed. Due to her support of raising teacher pay, equity, reducing overcrowding, and increased funding for public education, Kay is a progressive choice in this election.
    Last updated: 2021-09-15

    Malvina Rollins Kay

    Incumbent Malvina Kay is running for re-election to her seat on the Fredericksburg School Board. Kay has been on the school board since 1991, and has served as chair and vice chair multiple times. Kay is a longtime resident of Fredericksburg and attended Virginia State University for her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. She also served as chair of the Virginia School Board Association, Northeast Region. Professionally, she is the vice president and Chief Financial Officer at a financial organization that brings together non-profit organizations and corporations.

    Kay plans to prioritize pay raises for teachers and staff, student achievement, staff retention, and building a relationship between the school board and the city council. She voted for a budget which gave all teachers a 5% raise in 2019 and a 2% raise in 2018. She supported a city council resolution to raise revenue in order to fund pay raises for teachers. She also approved capital improvements for school buses, a new bus lot lease, computer technology and roof repairs.

    She voted to turn Hugh Mercer and Lafayette into elementary schools K-5 in order to ease overcrowding. Kay also supported bringing preschool and high-needs students back to school for shortened weeks in 2020 during the pandemic. She questioned the need for additional funding for school resource officers, stating that the presence of officers in buildings may prevent people from visiting. She supported an effort to bring healthy lunch and dinner options to students who were cut off from school lunches during the pandemic.

    Kay 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. The working group was in charge of putting forth recommendations for the city’s enrollment and capacity expansion initiatives and Kay advocated for the construction of a new school. The working group also approved additional funding to add personnel to keep class sizes manageable.

    As a person who was enrolled in Fredericksburg public schools before they were integrated, Kay understands the need to bring equity to the city’s education system. She advocated for funding to make early childhood education more accessible at the Walker-Grant Center. Long term, she wants to focus on improving graduation rates, boosting achievement scores, and beginning in workforce development at the schools. 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.

    Kay is running unopposed. Due to her support of raising teacher pay, equity, reducing overcrowding, and increased funding for public education, Kay is a progressive choice in this election.

    Malvina Rollins Kay

    Incumbent Malvina Kay is running for re-election to her seat on the Fredericksburg School Board. Kay has been on the school board since 1991, and has served as chair and vice chair multiple times. Kay is a longtime resident of Fredericksburg and attended Virginia State University for her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. She also served as chair of the Virginia School Board Association, Northeast Region. Professionally, she is the vice president and Chief Financial Officer at a financial organization that brings together non-profit organizations and corporations.

    Kay plans to prioritize pay raises for teachers and staff, student achievement, staff retention, and building a relationship between the school board and the city council. She voted for a budget which gave all teachers a 5% raise in 2019 and a 2% raise in 2018. She supported a city council resolution to raise revenue in order to fund pay raises for teachers. She also approved capital improvements for school buses, a new bus lot lease, computer technology and roof repairs.

    She voted to turn Hugh Mercer and Lafayette into elementary schools K-5 in order to ease overcrowding. Kay also supported bringing preschool and high-needs students back to school for shortened weeks in 2020 during the pandemic. She questioned the need for additional funding for school resource officers, stating that the presence of officers in buildings may prevent people from visiting. She supported an effort to bring healthy lunch and dinner options to students who were cut off from school lunches during the pandemic.

    Kay 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. The working group was in charge of putting forth recommendations for the city’s enrollment and capacity expansion initiatives and Kay advocated for the construction of a new school. The working group also approved additional funding to add personnel to keep class sizes manageable.

    As a person who was enrolled in Fredericksburg public schools before they were integrated, Kay understands the need to bring equity to the city’s education system. She advocated for funding to make early childhood education more accessible at the Walker-Grant Center. Long term, she wants to focus on improving graduation rates, boosting achievement scores, and beginning in workforce development at the schools. 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.

    Kay is running unopposed. Due to her support of raising teacher pay, equity, reducing overcrowding, and increased funding for public education, Kay is a progressive choice in this election.