|Published: 10:58 AM, 02/18/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-Unlike the Monroe County
Board of Education which passed a resolution Thursday supporting
having elections for school superintendents, the Sweetwater Board of
Education remains opposed to any change from appointed
Published reports say according to a
bill just introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly,
superintendent elections would have to be established with two-thirds
vote of a county governing body, such as the County Commission.
Counties could then hold a referendum on whether to return to an
elected superintendent of schools or continue to have elected School
Boards hire a director.
The road to having school director
elections again might be long and winding and might change form the
bill described above, but it is a possibility that the Sweetwater
School Board does not like.
"My feeling is that if you go that
route, you lose any control over the director," said Sweetwater
Board of Education Chairman Richard Rowe.
Rowe, who has been on the School Board
for more than a quarter of a century, said Sweetwater's board has
sent letters to state legislators opposing a change in the law.
See full story in the Sunday, Feb. 17, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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