The House Education Committee returned to H.461 on Thursday to review an amendment from Senator Hardy. A topic of conversation was the number of signatures required to get on the ballot for school board in some of these different districts. The Senate Government Operations Committee decided to replace the existing language with 60 signatures or 1% of the population of the district. This would lower the threshold in some of the smallest towns.
Conlon understood the logic and he wanted to attract more people to serve on school boards. He asked for a straw poll from the Committee, and they approved of the Senate’s amendment 10-0-2.
Later that afternoon they received the bill from the Senate and the House concurred with the Senate version of the bill. The bill will be sent to the Governor for signature.