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Last updated 2:33AM ET
February 26, 2021
Governor Rejects Bill Mandating How to Hire Superintendents
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Gov. Bob Riley has vetoed a bill that places mandates on local school boards on how to go about hiring superintendents.

The bill also mandates requirements for the state school board when hiring a chancellor for the two-year college system or a superintendent for K-12 schools.

Riley said Friday he feels the bill was aimed at the state board's decision to hire his choice for a two-year college chancellor, former Republican state Sen. Bradley Byrne. One of Byrne's first actions as chancellor was to get the board to adopt a policy restricting two-year college employees from serving in the Alabama Legislature after 2010.

The Legislature can override the governor's veto when lawmakers return for the final day of the regular session on May 19.

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