Gov. calls special meeting to find Supt. Morton's replacement

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Governor Robert Bentley has called a special board meeting of the State Department of Education in which he'll discuss the selection process for finding a new Superintendent of Education.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, July 12.

Current Superintendent Dr. Joe Morton announced in June that he will be retiring from the position and his last day on the job will be August 31.

Bentley's office says the meeting will include the setting of a timeline by board members to hire Morton's replacement.

The board will also lay out the qualifications for the position and set up procedures for taking applications.

The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Gordon Persons Building in Montgomery.

WSFA 12 News will have a crew at the meeting.

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