The Escambia County Commission unanimously voted to put the question of whether Escambia County should have an appointed school superintendent on the November general election ballot.
The Escambia County School Board approved a resolution calling for the county commission to put this item on the ballot during their April board meeting. School superintendent Malcolm Thomas said at the meeting that 2018 would be the proper time to decide the issue since he is not running for re-election in 2020.
Should the referendum pass in November, then the school board will have two years to find an appointed superintendent. Should the resolution fail then the position will remain an elected post and the election for school superintendent will be on the 2020 ballot.
At the morning's agenda review, Escambia County Commission Chairman Jeff Bergosh spoke in favor of the proposal.