House Speaker Elijah Haahr named Rocheport Representative Chuck Basye Chair of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. Basye takes over the committee to fill the void created by the passing of state Representative Rebecca Roeber, who previously chaired the committee. Basye says he’s honored to be named chair.

Basye expands on the goal of providing more options for education.

Basye went on to say there are also “many parents in today’s society who are stuck and don’t have the ability to move or go to a better school district in their eyes” and the overall goal is to give parents options for their students.

The next legislative session begins January 8th.