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Term limits for school board members on ballot

3 years ago October 15, 2012 Oct 15, 2012 Monday, October 15 2012 Monday, October 15, 2012 9:07:14 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - After years of off and on debates, voters in most school districts will decide on Nov. 6 whether to limit local school board members to 12 consecutive years of service.

The only exceptions are Lafayette and Jefferson parishes.

Under the ballot measure, voters of each school district that approves the change will limit time on local boards to three consecutive, four-year terms.

The limit would take effect with elections after Jan. 1, 2014, which means that even board members who have served for decades could do so for another 12 years if local voters backed the limits.

Districts that reject the measure will allow local board members to continue to serve for an unlimited number of years.

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