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Ohio School Board President Wants Smaller Role For Panel

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The head of the state school board is recommending smaller roles for that panel and the state superintendent, citing faults with the existing governance structure and concerns about too many groups trying to craft Ohio education policy.

Board President Tom Gunlock told a committee of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission Thursday that the current governance structure isn't working.

He says there are too many groups trying to create education policy. Those include the governor, legislature and board.

Gunlock recommends that the board stay in existence with a reduced number of seats. He wants a second board created to handle education policy.

The committee didn't take action on Gunlock's recommendation. It currently has 11 elected seats and eight appointed by the governor.