Former Highlands School Board chair to join state Board of Education
Gov. Rick Scott has made his next pick for the state Board of Education: citrus grower and former Highlands County School Board Chairman Andy Tuck.
The formal announcement came Wednesday, one week after state Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand jumped the gun and broke the news during a public meeting.
"It's only appropriate that on the Florida Board of Education we have a citrus grower," Chartrand said.
Tuck served as a member of the Florida School Boards Association from 2012 to 2013.
He replaces former state Board of Education member Sally Bradshaw, who resigned in October.
His term begins Wednesday and runs through Dec. 31, 2017.
Scott must still appoint one member to the state education board.
Former member Barbara Feingold asked not to be reappointed when her term ended last month. Personal reasons drove the decision, she said.