PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new state Board of Education could soon begin its work in Rhode Island now that state lawmakers have approved the governor’s nominees.
The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm seven board nominees tapped by Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee). Four nominees have already been approved.
The General Assembly created the new school board last year to replace the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education.
Chafee has asked attorney and former prosecutor Eva-Marie Mancuso to lead the board. Other members of the panel include higher education officials, former teachers, a physician and experts in marketing and health care.