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|Board member, Rockdale County Board of Education, Post 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 20, 2014|
Alberteen Young ran against Jim McBrayer in the general election on May 20, 2014.
|Rockdale County Public Schools, Post 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Jim McBrayer Incumbent||71.4%||6,193|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State, "UNOFFICIAL COUNTY RESULTS," May 20, 2014 These results are unofficial.|
Young did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
Young did not receive any endorsements in this election.
What was at stake?
Issues in the election
April 26 candidate forum
Young and Post 1 incumbent Jim McBrayer participated in a candidate forum at the Antioch AME Church on April 26, 2014. McBrayer highlighted his teaching experience at district schools as a reason why he ran for the board in 2010. He advocated for improved communications with parents about the district's rigorous academic programs and accreditation for Advanced Placement courses. Young pointed to her experience as a budget director for Fulton County Schools as a valuable resource for the board. She suggested that the district needs to inform parents about declining test scores and increase expectations of students. The forum was hosted by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
About the district
- See also: Rockdale County Public Schools, Georgia
Rockdale County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Georgia in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 25.0 percent of Rockdale County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 27.8 percent for Georgia as a whole. The median household income in Rockdale County was $54,704 compared to $49,604 for the state of Georgia. The poverty rate in Rockdale County was 13.9 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.
|Racial Demographics, 2012|
|Race||Rockdale County (%)||Georgia (%)|
|Black or African American||48.0||31.2|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5||0.5|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||0.1||0.1|
|Two or More Races||1.9||1.8|
|Hispanic or Latino||10.0||9.2|
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Alberteen + Young + Rockdale + County + Schools + Georgia"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Rockdale News, "CPA challenger for school board Post 1 seat," March 7, 2014
- Rockdale Citizen, "ELECTION 2014: BOE candidates tout unique qualifications at forum," April 29, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Rockdale County, Georgia," accessed May 13, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed May 13, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Rockdale County Public Schools Elections|
|Rockdale County, Georgia|
|Election date:||May 20, 2014|
|Candidates:||Post 1: • Jim McBrayer • Alberteen Young|
Post 2: • Katrina McCollum Young
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|