KY State Education Commissioner Appointed
The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to make Wayne Lewis the state’s education commissioner.Lewis has been in the job on an interim basis since April, when a newly appointed board forced out former Commissioner Stephen Pruitt despite having more than a year left on his contract.Pruitt’s exit prompted protests from some teachers’ unions who viewed it as a power grab by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. But Tuesday, the state Board of Education gave Lewis a glowing evaluation and authorized board chairman Hal Heiner to negotiate a contract with Lewis for the full-time job.
Source: MG News
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