Could at-large school board elections now make it on the school board's legislative agenda?
In an online article published Friday in the Carolina Journal, school board member Ron Margiotta said "without a doubt" he still wants at-large elections added to the legislative agenda.
It's the right time of the year for the issue. The board historically adopts the legislative agenda in December, just in time for the new board majority.
It was critics of the outgoing board who had led the push for at-large elections. But as you've probably seen in several blog comments since then, it's been supporters of the old board who've been complaining about not being able to vote in the fall elections.
Putting it on the board's legislative agenda is only part of the battle. It would still require the General Assembly to approve the change.
Looking ahead to the 2011 elections, would at-large elections make it easier for supporters of the diversity policy to try to win the seat now held by Margiotta> Or would at-large elections make it easier for critics to take the seats held by Kevin Hill, Anne McLaurin, Carolyn Morrison and Keith Sutton/