Posts tagged: subdistricts
When College of Southern Idaho Trustee LeRoy Craig was defeated for reelection last fall, Jerome County — one of two counties in the community college district — lost its only representative on the board. But legislation, co-sponsored by state Sen. Bert Brackett, R-Three Creek; Rep. Bert Stevensen, R-Rupert; Rep. Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, and two other House Republicans (including Frank Henderson), would change that. The bill, introduced on Thursday in the House State Affairs Committee, would require community college trustee elections to be held by subdistrict, rather than at-large as they are now. … It’s a good idea/Twin Falls Times-News Editorial Board. More here.
Question: Can this legislation be called the “Nilson-Ketchum Revenge Bill”?
Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, proposed legislation today to require community college trustee elections to be done by district, rather than at-large - which would change the way elections now work for all three of Idaho's community colleges, North Idaho College, the College of Western Idaho and the College of Southern Idaho. “I can tell you frankly the trustees … at NIC do not favor this, but the issue is equitable representation,” Henderson said/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.
Question: Do you want to see the Board of Trustees from North Idaho College be elected from individual subdistricts or continue to run at large from the entire district?
Rep. Frank Henderson sent the following e-mail to Hucks Online re: a recent comment by Trustee Christie Wood here that he hadn't sought NIC input for a proposal to split community college districts into subdistricts: “Christie Wood's comment that I haven't contacted NIC reveals a breakdown in NIC internal communications. I don't know the exact date but about two weeks ago after talking with NIC's paid lobbiest in the capitol on the subject, I sent John Martin an email message containing all the criteria under consideration for establishing Trustee Districts. My message also told John the information could be shared with NIC trustees and others who would be interested. I sent the same information to the College of Western Idaho and to the College of Southern Idaho. Since that time I have had frequent inputs from both the other colleges — but I haven't received anything from NIC/” More below.
Question: Should community college districts be split into subdistricts to ensure that rural areas have a chance to be represented by someone who lives nearby?