Eye on Education

Bill That Would Make State School Board An All Elected Body Loses Steam

Democratic Representative Ronald Gerberry introduced H.B. 58 last year to change the state school board into an entirely elected body, instead of the mix of governor appointed and elected members the group has now. Gerberry has said he wants the group that makes decisions about the state’s education system to have less political influence from the governor–and his ruling party. But as the Akron Beacon Journal reports, only one supporter came to the latest House committee meeting about the bill.

A bill that would end gubernatorial appointments to the State Board of Education and return it to an all-elected body appears to be headed nowhere. Recent, brief testimony on the bill might have been the end of an effort by state Rep. Ronald Gerberry, D-Austintown, to return control to voters.

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