To appoint or elect a school super -- voters decide

Carlene Anderson

Walton County's Superintendent Carlene Anderson speaks out about school safety in the county.

Special to The Sun
Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 09:17 AM.

Walton County voters are going to get the opportunity to bring change to the county's school district when they go to the polls in August.

Tuesday evening, the Walton County School Board voted 4-1 to let the voters decide whether the Superintendent of Schools should continue to be hired by popular vote, or allow the County Commission to appoint a suitable candidate. The superintendent selection issue will now appear as a referendum on the Aug. 26 primary ballot.

Prior to the School Board's meeting, a significant push went out from members of the community who want a change in the status quo. Some have children in the school system and some do not, nevertheless, many feel a change would be for the good.

Seagrove resident Jane Soloman has a child in the school system and feels the change would benefit the children.

Another local, Christi Ferry, agrees.

Those on Facebook might have come across the site Kids Before Politics in Walton County , and its website

In addition, a mass email push went out to many registered voters, urging them to show up at the meeting.

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