What Fuels Ida ''Lucy Duncan'' Wright
Candidate for Re-Election Volusia County School Board, District 2
Per the standards established by the Florida Department of Education, the Volusia County School District is not an “A” district. While the district is moving in the right direction (graduation rates, STEM enrollment, virtual offerings, etc.), there is still much that needs to be accomplished.
In November 2019, Ida's peers unanimously asked her to serve as the Volusia County School Board Chairman. Despite being chosen for such a prestigious role, she decided not to seek re-election. Shortly after her decision was made public, a group of Volusia County educators (teachers, staff, and administrators) asked her to reconsider. At that moment, she realized she needed to extend her public service journey to improve education in Volusia County.
Today, Ida's motivation and willingness to serve is from the lens of the many families and children within Volusia County that have issues/concerns, but do not have an advocate. For Ida, the hard work must continue as she works with her colleagues to ensure every student receives a quality education.