Representatives from Onslow and Forsyth want to make the elections to every local school board in the state into partisan elections. HB 324, filed by
Phil Shepard and George Cleveland, Onslow Repubs, and Donny Lambeth and Debra Conrad, Forsyth Repubs, will have all school board candidates, statewide, run with a party affiliation. If there are more party candidates than available seats on the board, there will be primary election to determine who will run.
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL ELECTED LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO BE
ELECTED ON A PARTISAN BASIS WITH VACANCIES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARDS FILLED UPON RECOMMENDATION BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NOMINATING POLITICAL PARTY.
No local board would be allowed to supersede this law. To fill vacancies that may appear...
If no provision is now made by the law for the filling of vacancies in the membership of appointed members of any city board of education, such vacancy may be filled by the governing body of the city or town embraced by said administrative unit. In the event that any such vacancy is not filled in this manner within 30 days, the State Board of Education may fill such vacancy.