A local state lawmaker is calling for a new process for selecting Board of Regents members.

Senator Joseph Griffo says he believes Board of Regents appointments should be decided by the real stakeholders in the education system -- the voters.

Griffo says the process of selecting an appropriate Regents member is too important to be decided by a single vote of the entire state legislature.

Four of the 17 Board of Regents seats are up for election to a five-year term this year.

The senator is also calling on the Board of Regents to refrajn from using Common Core results for teacher, principal and student evaluations for at least two year.