SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Chad Farnsworth, who was once tapped for the Seminole County superintendent job last month only to have the offer rescinded called the job process a "fiasco" after the board chose someone else for the position.
"I sat back in silence out of respect for the process, though I have found your process to be terribly flawed," Farnsworth wrote in a letter to the school board.
Farnsworth asked to "cease and desist misrepresenting my past" in what he saw as a way for the board to justify taking the job away from him.
"I no longer have an interest in the position of Superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools," he wrote, telling the board he hoped it could "move forward in a professional manner," which its students, staff and residents deserved.
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.
Farnsworth and Beamon were finalists to replace Superintendent Walt Griffin, who is retiring.
School board member Amy Pennock posted a letter on her Facebook page asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to have the State Attorney General investigate the school board on how it handled the hiring process.
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