Ohio State Board of Education, Amendment 1 (1939)

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The Ohio State Board of Education Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 7, 1939 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have created a state board of education and provided for a director of education.[1][2][3]

Election results

Ohio Amendment 1 (1939)
Defeatedd No1,137,05460.33%
Yes 747,545 39.67%

Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language that appeared on the ballot:[4]

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foregoing section shall take effect January 1, 1940, and existing section 4 of article VI of the constitution shall be repealed and annulled.[5]

Constitutional changes

The measure would have amended Article VI, Section 4 of the Ohio Constitution.

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