The Ohio State Board of Education Amendment was on the November 7, 1939 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.
This amendment sought to modify Article VI, Section 4, of the Ohio Constitution to create a state board of education and a director of education.
| Ohio Amendment 1 (1939)|
|Yes|| 747,545|| 39.67%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| To amend section 4 of Article VI of the constitution of the state of Ohio, to create a state board of education and a director of education, and to abolish the existing office of superintendent of public instruction.
Sec. 4. There shall be a state board of education to be constituted by law, whose members shall serve without compensation. There shall be a director of education, who shall be appointed by the state board of education. The respective powers and duties of the board and of the director shall be prescribed by law.
If the votes for the proposal shall exceed those against it, the foregoing section shall take effect January 1, 1940, and existing section 4 of article VI of the constitution shall be repealed and annulled.