#Legislative Legit: SB 1246 would limit school board members’ terms
The Senate Education Committee will meet at 2 p.m. today to vote on a number of bills, but a bill that would limit school board members’ terms was struck from the agenda Monday evening.
Senate Bill 1246, sponsored by Sen. Sean Bowie, would limit school board members to serving just two consecutive terms on the governing board of an Arizona school district.
Arizona Schools Boards Association is opposed to this bill, said Chris Kotterman, director of governmental relations for the Phoenix-based nonprofit that serves school governing board members throughout the state.
The bill “has the unfortunate impact of limiting school board members to two four-year terms in office after which they’d be ineligible to run again,” Kotterman said.
“We are concerned about this bill, and ASBA will be opposing it, because we don’t have a whole lot of extra school board candidates in the state,” Kotterman said.
“We believe that it will have the negative impact of shrinking the pool for available school board candidates,” Kotterman said.