Apr 5, 2010 3:24 PM by Letitia Walker
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge lawmaker is back again
this year with his proposals to revamp local school board laws by
limiting board members' authority and their elected terms.
Republican Rep. Steve Carter of Baton Rouge has tweaked the
bills after they didn't make it out of the House a year ago. He
says he hopes the changes will help garner support for the ideas.
For instance, a bill last year that would have enacted term
limits on all local school board members was changed so this time
it would require elections in each school district to determine
whether term limits should be imposed in the district.
Also this time, Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek hasn't
been pushing the bills. That could be considered helpful since
Pastorek has a somewhat contentious relationship with the