The Pitt County Board of Education has called a special meeting for Monday nightto discuss pending legislation that could change its structure. The meeting is open to the public.
The board will meet at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the county office complex at 1717 W. Fifth St. to respond a to bill introduced in the state Senate last week. The bill, which is still being drafted and could change, would reduce the board's size from 12 members to seven, one for each of the six districts plus one at-large member. It would also reduce the terms from six years to four. Changes would take effect in 2014.
Sen. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, introduced the bill at the urging of “a number of people.” The Greenville Pitt County Chamber of Commerce has spoken publicly in favor of reduction. The Pitt County school board is the largest in the state.
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