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BOE Moving Toward Nonpartisan Members

The school board consists of four Republicans and one Democrat. If the change is made, all five members would officially have no party affiliation in their roles as BOE members.

The Douglas County Board of Education took the first steps toward becoming nonpartisan at this week's meeting.

Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz brought the issue up, asking members if they wanted to look into the situation. The board voted unanimously to proceed, according to The Douglas County Sentinel.

Pritz said he would get more information by the next meeting, which is set for Monday, a week earlier than normal, due to the Presidents’ Day holiday.

The school board consists of four Republicans and one Democrat. If the change is made, all five members would officially have no party affiliation in their roles as BOE members.

A majority of the eight-member local legislative delegation would have to support the change and introduce a bill.

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