Monday, January 10, 2011

Bill Honig Withdraws Name as State Board of Education Appointee

Bill Honig Withdraws Name as State Board of Education Appointee
 
January 10, 2011

Former state schools chief Louis "Bill" Honig, has withdrawn his nomination to the state Board of Education, Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced today.
 
Honig, one of seven appointed to the board announced by Brown last week, resigned as state Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1993 after he was convicted of felony conflict-of-interest charges. The charges, which involved authorizing state funds for schools to hire his wife's nonprofit group, were later reduced to misdemeanors.
 
A release announcing Honig's decision does not specify why he decided to withdraw his name. Brown had defended his decision to appoint Honig, who had also served on the board during his first go-round as governor.
 
"I've known him, I've known his family," Brown said last week. "He has the kind of knowledge of the bureaucracy of education, as well as education policy. I think he's acquitted himself well in recent years. I think people can be confident that he has a contribution to make."
 
Brown nominated Dr. Ilene W. Straus, Beverly Hills Unified School District assistant superintendent for educational services, to fill the post. Straus, who has also worked in the Santa Monica school district, is a Democrat, according to the release.

URL: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/01/honig-withdraws-name-from-stat.html#ixzz1AhDGITWZ

Also note: T
he updated agenda for the California State Board of Education meeting this week is available athttp://www.cde.ca.gov/be/ag/ag/yr11/agenda201101.asp (A number of items have been withdrawn from the January meeting agenda due to the recent SBE membership shake-up.) 

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