You think the Moore County Board of Education’s business meetings have been overrun by politics this year? We haven’t seen anything yet.

In one month, candidates will begin filing for one of three open seats on the school board for the 2022 election cycle. The positions currently occupied by at-large members Libby Carter and Ed Dennison and District 3 (northern Moore) representative Pam Thompson will be on the ballot.

Several individuals have already said publicly they plan to run, and others have quietly laid plans for campaigns.

Given this year — everything’s been a battleground, but especially coronavirus protocols, Critical Race Theory, gender identity, contracts with “radical leftist” survey companies and the management of classroom instruction — we could expect at least another year of overheated rhetoric.

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