Pending Department of Justice approval, partisan party politics is no more on the Bibb County School Board.
Governor Deal signed into law Senate Bill 30. The new law makes elections for Bibb County School Board seats nonpartisan.
Instead of worrying themselves over which political party each candidate represents, Bibb County voters can now focus on the candidate with the best plan for high student achievement. Likewise, Bibb County School Board members can put children first instead of putting party first.
Admittedly, there are some opposing this new law. State Senator David Lucas, a Democrat, believes party comes first. He's vowed to "be in Washington," fighting to keep his party on the ballot in Macon-Bibb County. But I pose this question to both David Lucas and the readers of this site:
Why would anyone want to keep the partisanship that has Washington in gridlock on a local school board?
I believe this new law removes a level of dysfunction from Bibb County Schools, and places a bright spotlight not on party but on results.