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NC Legislature set for vote on state school board

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s General Assembly holds a joint session to confirm Gov. Beverly Perdue’s three nominations to the state Board of Education.

The House and Senate get together Monday night to vote on whether to accept Wayne McDevitt, Patricia Willoughby and Reginald Kenan. McDevitt and Willoughby have been on the board since 2001.

Reginald Kenan would become a new member of the state school board. He’s been on the Duplin County school board since 1989.

McDevitt was secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources Department under Gov. Jim Hunt. Willoughby was the state Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction during
2004-05.

The governor appoints 11 of the 13 members of the board of education, which also includes the lieutenant governor and the state treasurer.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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North Carolina’s General Assembly holds a joint session to confirm Gov. Beverly Perdue’s three nominations to the state Board of Education.

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