Kentucky Establishes a State Board of Education, Amendment 1 (1986)

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Kentucky Amendment 1 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Kentucky which was defeated on the ballot on November 4, 1986. This amendment sought to abolish the elective office of superintendent of public instruction and establish a state board of education.[1]

Election results

Kentucky amendment 1 (1986)
Defeatedd No306,90557.2%
Yes 228,909 42.7%

Official results via:, "Kentucky 1986 Ballot Measures Election Results"

Text on the ballot

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall sections 91, 93, 95 and 183 of the Constitution be amended so as to (1) abolish the elective office of superintendent of public instruction; (2) provide for a state board of education appointed by the governor with senate approval, consisting of 13 members serving six year terms, who are eligible to serve no more than two consecutive terms, the original appointees serving staggered terms beginning July 1, 1987, three appointees for six year terms, two for five year terms, two for four year terms, two for three year terms, two for two year terms, at the designation of the governor, with qualifications and duties prescribed by statute; (3) provide that one appointment be made from each of the seven supreme court districts and six appointments from at large; (4) provide that the state board of education appoint by contract a superintendent of public instruction for a maximum term of five years who may serve consecutively contractual periods subject to removal for cause as prescribed by law, with duties and qualifications fixed by the board or statute, and with salary and allowance fixed by the board; (5) provide that the state board of education taking office July 1, 1987 appoint an acting superintendent of public instruction to take office the first Monday in January, 1988; and (6) provide a schedule of transition for the superintendent of public instruction and members of the state board of education in office at the time this amendment is ratified?[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 National Conference of State Legislatures, "Kentucky 1986 Ballot Measures," accessed July 2, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.