Governor to sign BOE appointment process bill

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State Legislature passed Senate Bill 8 Thursday, which establishes the appointment process for the Board of Education. The bill will now go to the governor to sign it into law March 14.

"In advancing this measure to me in such an expeditious manner, it is clear that the State Legislature also recognizes the importance of advancing our public school system," said Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Abercrombie has until April 1 to submit his nominees for boards and commissions to the Senate for confirmation this legislative session.

He encourages people interested in serving on the BOE and other boards to apply through his website:

The board will consist of nine members - three from Oahu, three at large, and one each from Hawaii Island, Maui and Kauai.

Abercrombie will also select the chairperson.

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