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Thu January 3, 2013
RI Senate to vote on delaying education board
(PROVIDENCE, RI) The state senate is expected to vote Thursday on legislation that pushes back the starting date of a new board overseeing both K-12 and higher education.
In the final days of the last session, lawmakers approved legislation squeezed into the state budget that merges the boards governing K-12 and higher education. The new board has been technically in effect since Tuesday, but there are no members in place to govern.
State Senator Hanna Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston) filed a bill that would keep the two boards activated and push the new board’s effective date to March 7th.
The Education Commissioner’s office says in a statement that the commissioner is eager to work with any governance board that is in place.
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