Ten candidates filed this month to run for five open at-large seats on the Rockingham County Board of Education.
Voters will chose among them during the November general election to address Rockingham County Schools’ biggest issues and opportunities. These include an expected tough budget in 2011-12, academic performance and technology in schools.
Corey Brannock, 32, of Eden, works as a wastewater treatment plant operator in Mayodan.
He has never run for elected office but decided to after volunteering at Central Elementary and witnessing crowded classrooms and stressed teachers.
“I just want to know if I can help change that,” he said about his decision to file. “I’m just trying to make a difference.”