No To Partisan School Board

 


Last Thursday, May 19, local state representative Chris Whitmire filed House Bill 1133, which would change the Board of Education of Transylvania County from a nonpartisan board to partisan board. The bill also would change the manner in which vacancies are filled. Under House Bill 1133, “Beginning in 2018, to be eligible for appointment to fill a vacancy for seats elected on a partisan basis, a person must be of the same political party as the member being replaced and must have been affiliated with that political party for at least 90 days as of the date of appointment.”

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