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Pence Asks For Association Of School Boards To Mediate

Gov. Mike Pence
Gov. Mike Pence

Republican Gov. Mike Pence asked The National Association of School Boards to step into and help solve the ongoing power struggle with Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz.

Ritz says that they idea was meaningless unless he deals with her directly.

Pence's offer comes two days after Ritz, a Democrat, stormed out of a State Board of Education meeting.

 The fight between Ritz and Pence is over who has appointment power over 10 of the 11 board seats and also who staffs the board.

But a Ritz spokesperson placed the blame for the continuing fights with Pence's second education agency,

A Ritz spokes person said that Ritz has said repeatedly that the source of this conflict is not with individual board members, but with the Governor's newly created education agency.

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