Forum News Service, Published May 10 2013
Measure would give power to legislators, board member saysGRAND FORKS – Although a resolution to replace the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education with a three-member commission might appear to be prompted by recent controversy, board member Grant Shaft said there has been similar legislation every session.
Shaft discussed House Concurrent Resolution 3047 with the state board Thursday, saying no response would be necessary now, but if the resolution is approved by voters in the next general election, in 2014.
In the state constitution, aside from the appropriation of money, the board holds all of the authority over the system, Shaft said. Under the language in the resolution, the new commission would be subject to actions by legislators.