Dashew Joins Incumbents Ellis-Stewart, McCray On CMS Board
The CMS school board will have one new member. Elyse Dashew will join incumbents Ericka Ellis-Stewart and Mary McCray on the board as an at-large member.
Dashew just missed winning a school board seat four years ago. This time around she received the second- highest number of votes. Dashew has long been involved in education matters. She helped lead groups pushing for more school nurses and higher funding for CMS.
She along with Ellis-Stewart and McCray say they would like to see school boundaries re-drawn to create more diversity at schools. Ellis-Stewart and McCray say that doesn’t mean increasing the amount of busing.
Ellis-Stewart was the top vote-getter. Current board chairman Mary McCray received the third-highest number of votes.
The board’s vice chairman Tim Morgan decided not to run this year. He endorsed fellow Republican Jeremy Stephenson who trailed McCray by about 3,921 votes.