The Transylvania Times -

Non-partisan School Boards And Judges


February 23, 2017

In May of last year, former state representative Chris Whitmire filed House Bill 1133, which would change the Transylania County Board of Education from a non-partisan to partisan board.

As we noted then, there was no good reason for the change. We have one of the better school systems in the state, and the local Board of Education has functioned well over the last several decades.

No members of the local school board expressed any desire for the board to become partisan. In fact, all of the board members expressed their desire for the board to remain non-partisan. And there was no outcr...

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