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Resolution would Limit School Committee Terms

A resolution on the Cranston City Council agenda next week proposes term limits for School Committee members.

The resolution, sponsored by Councilman Don Botts, asks the Secretary of State to put on the ballot a measure that would modify the Home Rule Charter, limiting School Committee Members to a maximum of five, two-year terms.

According to the resolution, "no person who has been duly sworn as a member of the School Committee effective with the election of November, 2014, shall be elected to said office for more than five consecutive two year terms."

What do you think?

Bob May 23, 2014 at 02:16 PM
How about a resolution to just abolish School Committees statewide, they are a bunch of unqualified hacks that bleed through millions and millions of dollars year after year and it's never enough and the Mayor's have no say how they spend it
nicole fine May 23, 2014 at 07:58 PM
Hey, Councilman Botts, how about including a piece that says they CANNOT run again after taking an election cycle off, like Mr. Lanni did?
Lanya DiNitto Marchetti May 23, 2014 at 08:50 PM
Thanks for the article.
Tom Letourneau May 24, 2014 at 06:49 AM
All elected officials, again ALL, should be term-limited....more-so, just like with the Federal Government, with the hatch Act, NO Public Employees, especially Union members, which almost all of them are, should be allowed to run for and serve in Public Office wherein all they do is enact and pass laws, mandates, legislation, sweetheart deals to enhance and perpetrate their and their fellow crony's existence!
Antonella P May 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM
I like the idea of term limits. Most elected officials, including President of the United States has a term limit. If passed, the the limits should be retroactive. 10 years is a long time for anyone to maintain a position.

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