If you recall, one school board member spoke out last month suggesting that the superintendent had too much authority and the board members were providing little oversight in the current arrangement.
Today Ed Soliday (R) State Rep from Indiana tells the media that he's willing to wade into this complicated issue and work to draft a bill that will highlight a possible hybrid. Ed's challenger for the seat in 10 days response? "uh ... uh ... should talk to city and school first" or something like that. Typical.
This issue may not be all important to you today, with Iraq and Taxes and Stock Markets taking front and center, but keep it in mind when choosing your State Rep in 10 days ... and know that next year it will matter.
Update: A possible proposal - 4 elected members (at least one from outside city limits but inside school system limits) ... 3 appointed (1 by Mayor ... 1 by City Council ... 1 by County Council) with County Council appointment to be relinquished to County Administrator if and when county government is totally reorganized to an elected administrator.
Because of much recent discussion over that question, state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, wants to give residents a chance to weigh in.
Shortly after next month's election, Soliday plans to hold public meetings to gauge public sentiment on the issue.
In the meantime, he is drafting a bill to introduce in the next General Assembly that would create a part-elected, part-appointed board.