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Lawmakers Call for Change of State School Board Authority

Lawmakers Call for Change of State School Board Authority

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(KSL News) State lawmakers have renewed calls to strip the state school board of its authority over the state schools superintendent.

That means the governor would appoint the superintendent, giving the governor a more direct role in setting education policy.

Lawmakers also want political parties to choose state school board nominees. Right now, school board candidates are non-partisan.

Lawmakers say the proposals have nothing to do with the board's refusal to implement a school voucher program. Instead they cite several education laws that were not implemented the way they wanted.

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