LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's school board elections will be held in November of even-numbered years through legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The legislation that the Republican governor signed Tuesday will require school board and intermediate school district elections to be held at the same time as November general elections.
Supporters of the legislation say it will ensure that school board elections are held when voter turnout is highest. Supporters say it also should help consolidate elections and save money in some locations.
Opponents say it would cost schools and local jurisdictions more money if they must switch election dates.
Michigan law previously allowed schools a few options over a two-year cycle for when to hold board elections.
From the Associated Press