Viewers Voice: School board member wants your voice heard on Superintendent search
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CREATED May. 23, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - School board member Don Armstrong is trying to slow down the selection process for Lee County's next superintendent.
The board is expected to name a new superintendent by next week. After hearing from people in his district, Armstrong thinks the public should have a say.
"It's the single most important thing a school board member can do, is to hire a superintendent and I'm not taking this decision lightly, nor will I. That's why I reached out to the public and I listened to what they had to say," said Armstrong.
In a memo to Board Chairwoman, Mary Fischer he suggests a national search and thinks the position should be filled on an interim basis.
Many viewers are making their voices heard on the Fox Four Facebook page.
Suzanne agreeing with Armstrong and posted, "Take the time to find the right person for this very important position."
Jody said more input is needed writing, "Absolutely. Both from teachers who have to work for him/her and citizens who are forced to pay school taxes whether they have a child who attends public school or not."
Carol thought, "I may not know enough to have a huge say, but maybe the teachers should."
Right now seven candidates are in the running for the job.