Senator Scott Lautenbaugh, the bill’s sponsor, pulled the measure Tuesday night after other lawmakers threatened to filibuster it. Lautenbaugh’s legislation originally called for reducing the board to five members. It was amended to seven. The bill has been sent back to the Unicameral's Government, Military, and Veterans' Affairs Committee.
In a statement, OPS board president Freddie Gray said “For the Board, we personally thank former OPS school board member Senator Brenda Council, plus all of the Senators of OPS and the State who proudly supported our work and all we do.”