Three incumbents whose Volusia County School Board terms expire in November plan to run again, saying they have unfinished business they want to see through to completion.
The leader of the local Republican Party has some unfinished business, too. Tony Ledbetter is actively recruiting candidates to run for the School Board, partly in response to the board's recent decision to continue using a world history textbook he and other critics believe promotes Islam to the detriment of other religions like Christianity.
"I'm confident the textbook issue will be an issue in the campaign along with many other things," said Ledbetter, the leader of the textbook protest. "It will probably be March or April before people step up and say they're running. It's a little early for people to make those decisions."