The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will discuss whether or not to transition to an elected board during a work session meeting this evening. The 6:30 p.m. session is open to the public, but no formal action can be taken. Members plan to review input from residents offered via Google survey as well as comments shared during a public meeting last week held for the sole purpose of letting the public weigh in on the contentious topic. A total of 10 people spoke, with seven favoring an elected board.
School board members will take action on their recommendation during tomorrow’s regular monthly board meeting. Should they decide to remain an appointed board, Matt Bailey has previously stated he plans to gather the necessary signatures to bring the question to voters who reside within the school district. First though a transition plan has to be drawn up and presented.
Should the board agree to the change, they would have greater control of the process, including the number of members, term lengths, composition of districts, how the terms would be staggered and whether or not there would be term limits in place.
Tomorrow night’s meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.