Monday, March 11, 2024

Oconee County School Board Seeking Legislation To Change How It Fills Vacancies And How Chair Is Elected

***No Formal Vote Taken***

Oconee County of Board of Education Member Tim Burgess informed the other members of the Board at their meeting on Monday that he is expecting the county’s state legislators to introduce bills shortly to change the ways the Board operates.

The legislation would require vacancies on the Board to be filled by voters under most circumstances rather than by the Board itself and would allow the Board, rather than voters, to select the Board Chair.