Alabama School Board

Alabamians Vote to Keep Elected School Board

  Alabama voters have overwhelmingly voted “NO” to replacing the state’s elected school board with a commission appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Alabama Senate. Gov. Kay Ivey had supported the idea, saying a major change was needed to improve the performance of the state’s schools. She had pointed out that Alabama is only one of a handful…

Update: Fate of State School Board in the Hands of Alabama Voters

Alabama voters will decide next year whether they want to abolish the elected state school board and replace it with an appointed commission. The House of Representatives voted 78-21 today for the proposed constitutional amendment that will go before voters next year. Alabamians will vote on the proposal on March 3, 2020. The new nine-member education commission would be appointed…

Alabama Senate Approves Revamping State School Board

The Alabama Senate voted 30-0 to overhaul the existing state school board.  A bill, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, would replace the elected state school board with a commission that would be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. The bill now goes to the Alabama House. If passed, this proposed constitutional amendment would be…

State Superintendent and Board Member React to Proposed Bill that Would Stop Election of State Board of Education Members

Alabama is among six states with an elected state school board and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says it is time to convert it from an elected board to a commission appointed by the governor. “We have got to take this governance serious. It’s nothing personal against any elected state school board member but if you look at the…

Should Alabama Stop Electing Its State Board of Education Members?

Alabama’s state education system currently operates under a eight-member elected school board. But there is a move to change the elected board to a commission appointed by the governor. Gov. Kay Ivey says she’s delivered a letter to the State Board of Education, regarding a bill being filed by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh in the Alabama Legislature today….