CHARLESTON —A resolution aiming to put the state school board's rule-making authority under legislative control and calls for the election of state school board members has been assigned to subcommittee.
House Joint Resolution 103 was introduced earlier this month and recently passed out of the House Education Committee in a 13-8 vote. It was double referenced to House Judiciary, which took the measure up Friday before assigning it to subcommittee.
Part of the resolution would change the composition of the state Board of Education, providing that six of the nine members would be elected with the remaining three appointed by the governor.
The resolution also seeks to change board members' terms to six years, down from the current nine.
This is a proposed constitutional amendment, which would require two-thirds of both chambers to pass. It then would go out to voters.
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