NC General Assembly Approves Board of Education Appointments
The North Carolina General Assembly formally approved Governor Cooper’s three nominations to the State Board of Education during a joint session of the NC House and Senate on Wednesday. Members voted to approve two new members to the Board, Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers and J. Wendell Hall, and also confirmed current Board member J.B. Buxton for a new term. The General Assembly previously declined to confirm Buxton in June 2018, but Governor Cooper chose him to fill a vacancy on the Board later in the year. According to state law, the Governor appoints 11 of 13 members of the Board to serve eight-year terms, with the Lieutenant Governor and State Treasurer serving in the other two roles.