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NC General Assembly Approves Board of Education Appointments

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.