I reported earlier today Delaware Governor John Carney nominated Dr. Dennis Loftus for a seat on the Delaware State Board of Education. This afternoon it was revealed during the Senate Executive Committee meeting prior to the vote he would become the President of the State Board of Education. In Delaware, the Governor appoints the members of the State Board as well as the President of the board. The board members vote for the Vice-President. Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, the prior State Board President was selected by Delaware Governor Jack Markell in 2009, shortly after his inauguration. The State Board of Education serves at the pleasure of the Governor.
Things just got very interesting for the State Board of Education.