Support aired for Lancaster school board member and superintendent

by Megan Schiffres

KILMARNOCK—Some 300 parents, teachers and concerned citizens filled the LCPS Annex February 12.

Parents, teachers and concerned community members filled every available seat and lined the walls of the LCPS Annex for the school board meeting last Tuesday.

Some came to express support for District 2 school board member Kenya Moody, who is facing criticism over her calls for greater racial equity in the school system.

Others were there to support superintendent Dr. Steven Parker, who was facing rumors at the time of the meeting that the school board would not renew his contract (see related story).

A petition demanding Moody’s resignation began circulating in District 2 after she spoke January 8 in favor of recruiting teachers and staff from historically black colleges. The petition claims that Moody’s comments…