Carlos J. Clanton, Ward 3 Norfolk School Board Member

Welcome to Norfolk School Board Ward 3! I am excited and honored to serve the communities of central Norfolk as your school board member.

I want to hear from you – about how to provide families with high-quality options and support teachers and school leaders, and about what solutions our schools need.

Please join us as we work to put kids first and ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their limitless potential.

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A Look Back at 2021. “All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even the impossible may also be so, as of now.”
– Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973).
Here’s to a New Year of Possibilities.
Happy New Year 2022. #happynewyear2022

On September 15, 2020, we celebrated National Online Learning Day! Like Norfolk Public Schools, school systems are gearing up to reopen at some point this school year. Though I agree and believe that high-quality in-person instruction is ideal for student learning, this may not be consistently possible in many places due to public health concerns; Norfolk Public Schools is not the exception. This is why I am committed to taking action to restart smart with an eye toward equity for all our students. >> Read More

Putting Kids First

What’s the role of a School Board Member

School board members are locally elected public officials entrusted with governing a community’s public schools. As Champions for the Community, the role of the school board is to ensure that the school district is responsive to the values, beliefs, and priorities of their communities.

Working to Move Our School District Forward

Share your thoughts and suggestions.

Carlos J. Clanton

Thank you for the opportunity to serve. I look forward to engaging with you to make our Public School System Even Greater!

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Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm


800 E. City Hall Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510


(757) 756 6018