11 May: Turner Measure To Move School Elections To November Passes Committee

TRENTON – Next year’s school board elections would coincide with the November general elections under a bill sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner and approved by the Senate Education Committee today.

“Vibrant, successful schools require public support and strong community involvement,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer and Chair of the Committee. “This involvement must begin with the ballot box, getting more people engaged in the decision-making process of our schools. Our children are too important to leave the selection of a school board in the hands of a small minority.”