LAKE MARY, Fla. - The School Board of Seminole County has selected Serita Beamon as the new Superintendent for Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS). She was approved by a 3-2 vote.
Days earlier, the board voted 3-2 to rescind an offer to Chad Farnsworth. Farnsworth, 43, the assistant superintendent for the Lake County school district, was selected for the job early last month in a 3-2 vote.
Farnsworth and Beamon were finalists to replace Superintendent Walt Griffin, who is retiring.
While the board had already chosen Farnsworth as the next superintendent, a board-approved contract had not yet been executed, according to a school district spokesman.
Beamon, 45, has more than 16-years of experience with the district, serving as the school board attorney.
She officially becomes the eleventh superintendent for the district. Pending contract negotiations, Beamon will begin sometime in April.
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