Super to interim; Collier picked

School board taps Collier as superintendent Thursday; learns it must advertise position

The Escambia County (Ala.) School Board removed the 'interim' term for Michele Collier at its Thursday board meeting to name her as the system's new superintendent, however, the interim term was placed back on during a special meeting Monday after the board realized it had to advertise for that position.

Collier, who served as an assistant superintendent, was serving as the school system's acting after the school board voted to buy out former Superintendent Michele McClung's contract.

During its School Board Appreciation last Thursday at W.S. Neal High School, the board voted unanimously to...