Bill to allow change in Board of Education leadership moves forward

Glenda Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A bill that would make it possible to remove State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz as the chairman of the Board of Education passed the House on Tuesday afternoon.

The bill passed 55-41.

Ritz is at odds with the Republican super majorities in the General Assembly and there is little she can do to fight back.

Governor Mike Pence made the bill that permits the state board to elect its chairman a priority in December and Republicans aren’t backing down, even though most of the testimony came from Ritz supporters.

The bill has already passed both Houses in one form or another.

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