School and employees members hoping for a voice on the College of Maine’s Board of Trustees received’t get one after Democratic governor Janet Mills vetoed a invoice that may add trustees from each teams.
School and employees would have been added as nonvoting members beneath the invoice, L.D. 1820, which Mills shot down final week. In vetoing the invoice, Mills claimed that it will violate college insurance policies and create a battle of curiosity, in response to reporting by The Portland Press Herald.
“The angle of school, employees, and the general public is actually essential to the work of the Board of Trustees of the College of Maine System,” Mills wrote in her veto letter. “I inspired the Board to develop higher strategies for acquiring enter from present school and employees at its Board and subcommittee conferences to make sure that they’ve ample alternative for involvement in important choices impacting the System. Nevertheless, I imagine this will and needs to be performed with out including to the membership of the Board particular person school and employees who’re presently employed by the System.”