More SBOE Bumps Ahead?

Governor Eric Greitens’ quest to stack the State Board of Education with the aim of ousting DESE commissioner Dr. Margie Vandeven may be a bit more arduous than he hoped.

His relationship with the Senate has been rocky at times, and one of his appointees is in the district of Sen. Jason Holsman.  By tradition, the Senate doesn’t advance gubernatorial appointments without the permission of the senator from which the appointee hails.  We’ll see if Team Greitens faces more SBOE set-backs when the Senate reconvenes in January, or if he uses this as an opportunity to mend fences.

 

Originally in September 27 MOScout.