Last year, the Cherokee County school board rejected – for a third time – Cherokee Charter Academy. The county’s Republican party called on the four GOP school board members who threw down the no votes to turn in their party IDs. Figuratively, anyway.
The real payback arrived this week. From the Cherokee Tribune:
CANTON — The much anticipated legislation to redraw the Cherokee County Board of Education posts was dropped in the hopper Wednesday by local state representatives and appears to effectively remove the county’s elected school board chair and vice chair from their positions by January 2013.
Under the provisions of House Bill 978, Cherokee County voters will vote by post for six school board members and choose a chair elected county-wide.
At present, the school board has seven representatives elected county-wide and members elect their own chair and vice chair.
School Board Chair Mike Chapman and Vice Chair Janet Read appear to be drawn out of their posts and into posts already held by seated school board members by the new legislation, according to initial analysis of the bill by school officials.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider