"I would ensure that any redistricting decisions included parent, child, travel time and distance considerations," he said. "Safety of the child would be my primary consideration."
Janus said that when he attempted to get some information about the redistricting of students in his own neighborhood, he never heard back from Washington County Public Schools officials. He asked those officials why students were traveling farther to get to their newly assigned school.
"You have to get back to people," he said, advocating for better communication with parents and community members. "That's unacceptable."
Name: Margaret Lowery
Prior political experience: None
Lowery said she would like to have seen the redistricting process handled a "little differently."
While she believes the outcome was good, Lowery said she would have done more planning in the beginning. She said she hopes the community does not face redistricting of the county's schools in the future. However, if that decision is made, Lowery said more discussions about zoning and the mitigation plan will make decisions about redistricting more effective.