State Education Board opposes electing members

Feb 5, 2013 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Board of Education has voted to oppose the idea of having some of its members elected.

Currently, 12 of the 13 board members are appointed by the governor with approval from the state Senate. The board establishes broad public education policies, prescribes minimum standards for education programs and accredits public schools.

A proposed bill in the Legislature would have had six board members elected and five appointed, but the proposal died Monday when it wasn't considered in time.

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