Fredericksburg School Board Member, Jarvis Bailey, has been selected by Governor Northam to serve on the Commission on African American History Education.
A press release issued by the Governor details the commission as being charged with reviewing Virginia’s history standards, and the instructional practices, content, and resources currently used to teach African American history in the Commonwealth. It also states that the Executive Order tasks the Commission with issuing a report no later than July 1, 2020.
Bailey currently serves as an At-Large Member on the Fredericksburg School Board and is also a High School Administrator in Westmoreland County. He has also served on numerous committees for the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) including its Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Bailey has also served as Chairman of the VSBA Finance/Audit Committee. He is also a Life Member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
The full text for Executive Order Thirty-Nine can be found at the following link: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-39-Establishment-of-the-Commission-on-African-American-History-Education-in-the-Commonwealth.pdf