Monday, September 01, 2008

BoE prez won't run at next election

Current DC Board of Education President Robert C. Bobb will not seek a new term at this November's election.
He did not meet yesterday's 5 p.m. deadline for filing nominating petitions, the key step to getting his name on the ballot. A D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics official said Bobb never picked up petition forms.

Bobb did not return repeated calls for comment and did not attend a meeting of the board last night. Earlier this month, he expressed misgivings about the transition of the board to an all-elected body -- it currently comprises five elected members and two mayoral appointees. He said that holding elections gives constituents the illusion that the board has more power than it does.

"In most states, the State Board of Education members are appointed and not elected," Bobb said. "If it's an advisory board at policy . . . there is no reason why it should not be an appointed board."
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