Armstrong makes plea to conduct a search for a new Lee Superintendent
FOX 4 Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County school board member Don Armstrong wants to put the brakes on plans to hire a new superintendent of schools within the next week.
Tuesday the Lee County School Board met to discuss options on the best approach to replace retiring Superintendent Joseph Burke. The Board agreed to a slate of less than a dozen possible candidates they're already familiar with instead of conducting a formal search to fill the position. The Board wants to name a new superintendent before Burke's departure in June.
Today Armstrong sent out a memo asking the Board to reconsider that approach. Armstrong wants to hire search firm and conduct a lengthy search to find the right candidate.
He also asked the Board to appoint an Interim Superintendent from outside the county who should plan on holding the position for at least six months.
We'll have more details on this developing story tonight on FOX 4 News at 6, 10 and 11.