Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Capitol Fax: Compromise plan for elected school board passes state senate

So we have clear path to an elected school board. It would start off as a hybrid with both appointed and elected members in the near future. This occurred just yesterday near the end of the session. The post starts off discussing a local state legislator who plans to call this compromise for a "concurrence" in the state House of Representatives. There was a bill in the state House for a fully elected school board.

Sorry to make this a bit more political. As been discussed over time the Mayor had campaigned in 2019 for a fully elected school board only to pivot to a hybrid board. We might have a hybrid board perhaps by 2024, and the comments to that CapFax post seem to predict the Mayor won't have to work with such a board. I suppose we should ask what are the political implications of this to Mayor Lightfoot?

UPDATE 9:04 AM - I just found this, the roll call of votes in the state senate yesterday

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