Constituent Boards Lose Hiring Authority

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Constituent boards will no longer play a role in hiring, under a new law signed by the governor on Monday. The new law, shepherded by local representatives Ben Hagood, Leon Stavrinakis, Chip Limehouse, Vida Miller, Wallace Scarborough and Annette Young, gives the exclusive authority for teacher and principal hires to the school board.

"There's an advisory role (for the constituent board) that could be a benefit, but they don't need to be in the hiring business," Hagood told the City Paper last fall. "The superintendent doesn't have any authority over her staff."

The board will still be responsible for most student transfers and disciplinary hearings.

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