Scott ask seven superintendents to cut DOE red tape

Gov. Rick Scott has announced that seven school superintendents will be asked to share ideas that will cut through the red tape and regulation in Florida’s education system and lead to more learning time for students across the state. The committee of seven Florida superintendents is being formed to make recommendations to the governor in 30 days.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the Governor and school leaders in Florida to support learning and increase student achievement at every level,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “Open communication leads to productive conversation and it is my hope that this group of superintendents will put a spotlight on the important priorities of Florida’s education system.”

The members of the committee are listed below.

· William Husfelt, Superintendent, Bay County Public School District

· Robert Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public School District

· Dr. Douglas Whittaker, Superintendent, Charlotte County Public School District

· Wallace Cox, Superintendent, Highlands County Public School District

· Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Superintendent, Orange County Public School District

· Dr. Joseph Joyner, Superintendent, St. Johns County Public School District

· Dr. Margaret Smith, Superintendent, Volusia County Public School District