Tag: State Board of Education

RELEASE: Governor Greitens to give Senate extra time to consider State Board appointments

Governor Eric Greitens announced that he will be reappointing five interim appointees to the State Board of Education at noon today. Those five interim appointees were withdrawn earlier this morning. “We’re here to help teachers, students, and families succeed. We found a great group of leaders in our state to work with us. I appreciate the Senate reaching out, to let us know they want ample time to hear these appointees,” said Governor Greitens. Senate […]

Greitens’ attempt to oust Board of Education commissioner flounders in tied vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a stunning turn of events, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens received a loss in his attempt to supplant the current Board of Education commissioner in the Show-Me State. “I look forward to the focus returning to educating our children,” Commissioner Vandeven said.More than 50 superintendents from across the state attending the Jefferson City meeting on Tuesday to protest and show support for Vandeven, all of whom celebrated in the hallways with […]

State lawmakers call on Board of Education to ‘abandon efforts’ to oust Commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The hits keep coming as more and more lawmaker and officials express their displeasure with the attempt by Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration to oust Dr. Margie Vandeven, the commissioner for the Missouri State Board of Education. Earlier this week, officials from several education groups shared their concerns about the “politicization” of the State Board of Education following news that the Governor had appointed a fifth member to the board in hopes […]

Education officials, lawmakers firing back at Greitens’ attempt to oust State Board of Education commissioner

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri education officials are firing back at Republican Governor Eric Greitens’ alleged attempt to oust the state’s top education official, and now some lawmakers are adding their voices to the call. Last week, Greitens appointed a fifth new member to the State Board of Education, gathering the number of majority votes needed to oust current Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven, who was appointed in 2015. The five new appointees, who […]