School board taps Ford as new SCFO

In a vote of 6 to 1, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved candidate Avery Ford as the school system’s new CSFO (Chief School Financial Officer). Ford was one of two candidates who applied. The other was Carrie Moore, who currently works as Flomaton’s town clerk.

Interviews were held with both candidates last Thursday afternoon at Flomaton High School auditorium.

Board Attorney Brooks Garrett said the board members could vote by roll-call voice vote or by ballot and that he had prepared for both. Board Member Cindy Jackson made a motion to vote by voice, which Board Member She...