Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Elected School Superintendents

When the Tennessee General Assembly convenes in a special session on education January 12th, one of the things they may be discussing is allowing for elected county school superintendents in Tennessee again:

Since the special session at hand concerns education, word has reached The Examiner that proposals may not stop with how to dispense incoming federal funds (which some members are said to oppose taking because of the strings attached. Rep. Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) confirmed to The Examiner this afternoon that he intends to introduce legislation that would allow individual counties the option of deciding locally whether or not to elect their own school superintendents. "We're going to try to include the option of locally elected school superintendents in the final proposal that comes out of the special session," Niceley said Wednesday.

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