Meet Amy Solares

Why I'm Running for School Board

I am running for the Virginia Beach School Board. I never thought I’d be in this position but here I am.

It started with COVID.  When it was clear our children were not affected by the virus, the Virginia Beach City Public School administration and leadership kept our schools closed even though private schools and schools in other cities and countries kept their doors open and even though data proved schools could remain open. 

Our children’s education suffered, our children’s mental health suffered and parents were viewed as nothing more than a constant annoyance.

I started speaking at school board meetings along with so many other concerned parents and community members.  We were met with indifference and derision. 

I saw the infiltration of policies which seemed to take away the quality education Virginia Beach City Public Schools once had. 

I realized someone had to stand up and fight for our children and parents and the community as a whole to bring back this quality education.

I am running for the Virginia Beach School Board to help refocus our children’s education on the skills they will need to navigate the world that awaits them and to bring parents and the community back into the schools because it’s been proven time and again that parental and community involvement only leads to more success of students and schools.