Delaware bill seeks to allow citizens to select vo-tech boards

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Two state lawmakers from Sussex County are sponsoring legislation that would place selection of the board members of the state’s three vocational/technical school districts in the hands of voting citizens.

The new bill, sponsored by state Sen. Brian Pettyjohn and Rep. Ruth Briggs King, would make all three boards popularly elected.

Currently, the Sussex Technical, Polytech, and New Castle County Votech school boards are all appointed by the governor. Each member of the seven-member boards serves a seven-year term.

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