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Hernando school district's chief financial officer resigned after posts to sex blog were revealed

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It was a story that traveled across the region, the state and the country, and led to one of the most memorable Hernando headlines of the year:

"Heaps of scorn, raunchy porn all in a day's work in Hernando."

In January, Hernando County School District chief financial officer Desiree Henegar resigned after the Tampa Bay Times discovered she was updating a personal sex blog while at work.

For several months, Henegar, had been posting sexually explicit material to a Tumblr account under the pseudonym Floridagirl46. Some of the posts were sent from School Board meetings, board workshops and during work hours. In addition to pornography, other blog posts heaped scorn on former superintendent Bryan Blavatt and other colleagues.

Henegar resigned, saying she was acting in the best interest of the school district, students and community.

Officials called the situation a "lapse in judgment" and the evidence against her "damning."

It was not the end of their headaches. It took more than eight months and four searches before the school district finally named someone to take over Henegar's job.

Two of the searches ended without finding a qualified candidate. Another search landed a candidate who was forced to back out because of a medical issue in his family. The fourth search netted George Gall, who took the helm in late September.

Danny Valentine, Times staff writer

Hernando school district's chief financial officer resigned after posts to sex blog were revealed 12/27/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 27, 2013 6:39pm]
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