A commission looking at ways to make the state less prone to military base closings has recommended putting together a task force to address some school issues. Missouri’s Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission has put the final touches on an annual report that makes some recommendation on how to make the state a more military-friendly one. One of the recommendations that has received the most attention is the one dealing with military members and if they would be allowed to vote in and even run in school board elections. The Commission decided that a nine-person task force should further study the issue. The Commission unanimously approved the idea. The nine-member task force will consist of some members of the Commission as well as representatives from the school boards near Whiteman Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood and representatives of those military installations. The task force is scheduled to start meeting shortly after the first of the year.
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