Taylor resumes chairmanship of state ed board

Allan Taylor has again become the chair of the state board charged with implementing the governor’s statewide education reforms.

Taylor was nominated to the State Board of Education and named chairman by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The nomination was approved by the General Assembly last month.

The 11-person State Board Education has recently experienced some turnover, which left the board at their meeting last month with the minimum number of members required to convene a meeting and temporarily without a chair and vice chair.

Taylor, who was the chairman of the board before his term expired in February, was sworn into office at Wednesday’s state board meeting. Andrea Comer was also sworn in.

The board’s previous vice chair Theresa Hopkins-Staten has been nominated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to rejoin the board and awaits confirmation by the General Assembly.

Two vacancies on the board remain.