SC bill would alter how state superintendent is chosen
By Geoff Pallay
Currently, voters choose the superintendent in partisan elections every four years. The legislation, if approved, would allow the Governor to appoint the state superintendent of education.
South Carolina is one of 14 states that currently select its state superintendent via elections.
Currently, an election is scheduled to take place in 2014 to elect a state superintendent. However, if this legislation is approved, that election would likely then be scrapped. Zais is currently planning to run for re-election.