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.
| 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foregoing section shall take effect January 1, 1940, and existing section 4 of article VI of the constitution shall be repealed and annulled.
The measure would have amended Article VI, Section 4 of the Ohio Constitution.
- ↑ Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, "Ohio Constitution: Table of Proposed Amendments," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Youngstown Vindicator, "Official Questions or Issues Ballot," November 3, 1939
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.