By Stan Welch
State Representative Don Bowen is preparing to file proposed legislation that would abolish the Anderson County School Board, a move which Bowen says would save $700,000 a year.
Bowen spoke to The Journal recently as he was on his way to Columbia to read and review the bill. If it met his approval, he planned to propose it for the November pre-filing date.
The bill would abolish the school board, which Bowen says does very little except “ . . . essentially rubber stamp the budgets proposed by the five districts in the county. And they deal with truancy to some extent. I think the districts can deal with truancy, and either the county council or county delegation can assume their budgetary responsibilities. I would like to see the delegation do that, personally.”