Tallahassee, FL - September 25, 2012
The Florida State Board of Education today unanimously voted in favor of extending the application deadline for the position of Commissioner of Education.
The newly-approved timeline is below.
November 30, 2012 – Deadline for applicants.
December 1, 2012 – Ray & Associates will contact State Board members individually to discuss finalist recommendations. All activities previously scheduled to begin on October 2, 2012, will begin on December 1, 2012.
December 4, 2012 – Finalist names will be made public.
The activities scheduled for October 9, 2012, shall begin on December 9, 2012.
December 11, 2012 – Finalists will be interviewed by the State Board in a public meeting in Tampa.
December 12, 2012 – State Board will vote to choose the next commissioner.
For more information, visit the State Board of Education.
About the Florida Department of Education: The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills, and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org.
Tallahassee, FL - September 25, 2012 (AP)
The search for a new Florida education commissioner will take two more months.
The State Board of Education on Tuesday approved the extension at a brief emergency meeting held by conference call.
A consulting firm is conducting a nationwide search for candidates to replace Gerard Robinson. He resigned in August after about a year on the job.
Robinson cited family separation. His wife, a law professor in Virginia, was unable to find a similar job in Tallahassee.
The board pushed the application deadline back from Thursday until Nov. 30, but reserved the right to extend the search again if dissatisfied with its choices.
That's what happened before Robinson, formerly Virginia's education secretary, was chosen.
The board set finalist interviews for Dec. 11 in Tampa with a decision the next day.