House May Vote on Measure to Abolish Elected School Board
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House of Representatives could vote Friday on a proposal to replace Alabama’s elected state school board with a new commission appointed by the governor.
Marsh says chronically low test scores show the need for change. Marsh said he considered it the most “critical issue” in the state.
Longtime board member Stephanie Bell earlier this month criticized the bill as a power grab.
Alabama voters would also have to agree to make the change. If approved by lawmakers, the idea would go before voters next year.
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