School board argues over new contract

McClung sends message saying she's signed contract and ready to come to the county

After voting 4-3 on July 30 to hire Michelle M. McClung as the Escambia County (Ala.) School System's new superintendent, school board members met in a special session Thursday, Aug. 5, to finalize her contract in a meeting that turned into a finger-pointing session with accusations that School Board Chairman Cindy Jackson had told McClung she wasn't welcome.

Jackson quickly responded that those accusations were a lie.

McClung did send a telephone message Tuesday night that she had signed the contract and would send it back to the school board. As of press time Wednesday it had not been receiv...

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