Ritz, School Board Members Meeting with Mediator
Created by kmiller on 12/4/2013 8:25:11 AM


INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Democratic schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz and other members of the Indiana State Board of Education are meeting with a mediator called in to help with the state's ongoing education battles.
 
The group planned to meet Wednesday morning with officials from the National Association of State Boards of Education. Ritz and Republican Gov. Mike Pence agreed last week to bring in the national leaders after disagreements escalated.
 
Ritz stormed out of a board meeting last month after a Pence-appointed member pressed a measure Ritz said would shift power from her office. She previously sued other board members alleging violation of the state's public access laws.
 
Ritz is chairwoman of the education board, but the other 10 members have been appointed by either Pence or former Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.