D.C. State School Board President Robert Bobb won't be running for another term. The deadline to file for candidacy was at 5 p.m. today, and he didn't bring in any nominating petitions - nor, for that matter, did he ever pick them up.
Bobb has not returned repeated calls for comment. Earlier this month, however, he expressed misgivings about the transition of the board to an all-elected body, saying that holding elections gave constituents the illusion that the board had more power than it really did.
"In most states, the State Board of Education members are appointed and not elected," Bobb said. "If it's an advisory board at policy ... there is no reason why it should not be an appointed board."