Who can serve? Why should the board be elected? Parents and activists spoke passionately about these issues and more during two hours of testimony.
The tally was 3-1, with one abstention. The School Reform Commission has governed the District for 16 years. A new Board of Education is expected to start on July 1.
"Friends of" groups are being asked to suggest names for a nominating committee and for a new nine-member Board of Education.
The school superintendent was praised for bringing 'increased stability' and 'positive momentum' to the District.