A bill pre-filed in the Legislature would, pending legislative and voter approval, amend the state constitution and make the job of state superintendent an elected position. Currently the job of state super — filled at present by John White at present — is an appointed position.

Senate Bill 41, filed by Sen. Bob Kostelka, a Monroe Republican, calls for a November 2014 statewide referendum in which voters would decide whether to convert the position to an elected one. If voters say yes, candidates for state superintendent would compete in a fall 2015 election and the winner would be sworn into office in January of 2016.

The bill will require 2/3 approval of the Legislature and the governor’s signature to pave way for the 2014 statewide referendum. Read the full bill here.

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