Tennessee Education Commissioner Seeks Broad Authority to Takeover Districts, Eliminate School Boards

Legislation that would give Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn broad authority to fire a school system’s superintendent and remove the school board is advancing in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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A bill outlining reasons the state may take over a local school district cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday.

Rep. Scott Cepicky, a Republican from Maury County, said his proposal