Perdue Gets Her First Bill To Sign Into Law

Governor Beverly Perdue plans to sign a bill into law for the first time.

Perdue said she will sign a bill Wednesday during a public ceremony that will allow Bill Harrison, her choice to lead the public school system, to serve on the State Board of Education.

State lawmakers gave final approval to the bill.

Current law allows only one public schools employee to serve on
the board. The bill would allow two.

The Legislature already approved laws this year that don't need
Perdue's signature.

Perdue wants Harrison, currently the Cumberland County schools
superintendent, to sit on the state board while also serving as
chief executive officer of the public school system.

Harrison is expected to be sworn in as a board member and elected chairman Thursday.

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  • by Mike Location: Winston-Salem on Feb 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    North Carolina does not have clear Chief Executive. June Atkinson, who is the elected Superintendent of Public Instruction, only has the constitutional authority to sit on the board and serve as the secretary of the Board of Education. I dislike Governor Perdue, however I applaud the Governor for taking initiative and trying to actually direct a reform of North Carolina's public school system (which ranks relatively low as compared to other states).
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Mar 4, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    So in the face of outlandish funding shortfalls, she adds more high paid bureaucrats to the rolls. It looks to me that she is really getting the hang of playing governor. D'ya think??
  • by ???? Location: education land on Mar 3, 2009 at 05:55 PM
    So what is June Atkinson's role? I thought the state superintendent was in charge of the public school systems.

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