local school boards

Lawmakers are making more school boards partisan, and getting more Republicans elected

BY: - March 10, 2023

One local bill at a time, state lawmakers have nearly tripled the number of partisan school boards across the state over the last decade — often over the objections of school board members themselves.  It’s a move some board members say is turning their school system from a hyperlocal, traditionally apolitical governing board into a contentious microcosm of national political debates.

After GOP backlash, school boards association “apologizes” for letter asking for federal help to address threats of violence

BY: - October 27, 2021

Memo expresses "regret" for seeking federal assistance but does not ask Justice Department to halt investigations WASHINGTON — The National School Boards Association is walking back its letter to President Joe Biden asking for federal help for school board members who have been harassed and threatened over masking requirements and discussions of race in public schools.