Interim state school superintendent named

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - An interim Superintendent of the Alabama Department of Education was selected Tuesday afternoon at a specially called meeting in Montgomery.

Governor Robert Bentley's office confirms that Larry Craven was voted on and approved by the Board on an interim basis.

Mr. Craven, who serves as an attorney for the Education Department, will take over for retiring superintendent Dr. Joe Morton whose last day is August 31. The Board says Craven cannot apply for the permanent position.

"Larry is already familiar with the workings of the Department of Education and the State Board of Education," said Governor Bentley. "Having someone from within the department serve as Interim Superintendent will ensure that we have no disruption in the education system as we begin a new school year."

A selection will be made at some point in the near future on who will take the position on a permanent basis. An exact date is not yet known.

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