Update 2: The School Board

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For the second leg of my research, I watched hours of recorded WJCC school board meetings from April 2017 to February 2018, the period of time in which the board discussed redistricting at both the middle and high school levels. In doing so, I wanted to see how the board’s goals and priorities for the […]

Update 1: A Tale of Three Middle Schools

My research got off to a slow start due to one of the very aspects that I plan to study with regard to Williamsburg-James City County schools: SOL testing. Between the testing days and delays on the necessary paperwork to observe the county’s middle schools, I had to wait a week longer than planned to […]

Abstract: Examining the Effects of Redistricting Policy in Williamsburg-James City County Middle Schools


This year, the Williamsburg-James City County school board passed a plan to redraw the districts that correspond to the county’s four middle schools in an effort to equalize socio-economic status across the districts. The vote on this issue was contentious for parents and school officials alike. As someone who works with WJCC students on a […]