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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers could consider a bill that would remove the state Board of Education from the process of confirming a commission that will oversee new charter schools.

Republican representative Terri Collins filed the bill Thursday after several board members chose not to confirm a number of nominees.

Nominees come from the governor, lieutenant governor, Senate president pro tem and the speaker of the house.

Collins says the bill is necessary to make sure the commission is in place by the June 1 deadline.

Board members say they’re fine with not being involved in the process.

Members say they’ve felt under attack from a number of fronts this legislative session.

Earlier this session the Alabama Legislature and Gov. Robert Bentley approved a plan to allow 10 startup schools each year.

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