Tennessee House passes school board elections bill

Legislation being debated in Senate

The Tennessee House of Representatives recently passed a bill, allowing counties to decide if school board elections can be partisan.

The bill passed 52-39, essentially along party lines, with some Republicans voting “no.”

“The past 18 months has seen unprecedented parental involvement in schooling,” Rep. Robin Smith (R-Hixson) said. “Now parents can understand the ideology of their school board.”

The bill is now being debated on the floor of the state Senate.

Smith says she expects it to pass that chamber as well.

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