I was recently contacted to sign on to a piece of legislation (attached) that purports to set up a system for removal of elected persons from their positions as locally elected school board members. This legislation is a frightening overreach of authority, poorly thought out, and constitutionally questionable. I therefore took it upon myself to raise the public awareness of this proposal and how it could compromise and negate the intentions and wishes of the voters who elected said board members and would place their fates in the hands of an unelected, gubernatorial board that might have no allegiance to the voting public’s wishes. Therefore I am sending you this message that I sent to all of my colleagues and the Governor. Please share as you feel appropriate.
Representative John Kowalko