Utah lawmaker holds appointed state school board amendment

A freshman representative pulled back Monday a proposed constitutional amendment that would have asked voters whether to change the elected State School Board to a nine-member board appointed by the governor.

After more than an hour of testimony and debate on HJR13, Rep. Melissa Garff Ballard, R-North Salt Lake, asked the House Education Committee to hold the bill and refer companion legislation, HB242, to a task force.

The resolution was supported by two former members of the State School Board, Spencer Stokes and Leslie Castle.


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