Voters across Louisiana will be asked this fall if they want to enact term limits on their local school boards.
A proposal by Ponchatoula Rep. Steve Pugh requiring the term limit question to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot received final legislative passage Tuesday with a 20-16 Senate vote.
If approved in a parish, local school board members there would be limited to three consecutive four-year terms, like state lawmakers.
Supporters say term limits would allow for fresh ideas and new people on the boards that determine education policy.
Opponents say voters can oust elected officials they don't think are performing well, by refusing to re-elect them.
Jefferson and Lafayette parishes already have term limits on their school board members.