FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PRESS OFFICE
FLORIDA BOARD OF EDUCATION EXTENDS DEADLINE IN COMMISSIONER SEARCH
Tallahassee, Fla., 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.