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MPS board delays vote on financial officer even as 2 candidates drop out

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) -

The Montgomery County Board of Education has decided it will not vote Wednesday on the selection of a new chief school financial officer. 

Half of the candidates vying for the position with the financially troubled Montgomery Public Schools withdrew their names from consideration earlier in the day. No reasons were given as to why.

Two other candidates were interviewed, including Robert Peters who Skyped from New York, and Maria Glover, the current CSFO of Fairfield City Schools near Birmingham.

Peters and Glover each answered 12 questions about their leadership style, financial experience, and communication abilities.

Following the interviews, the board was expected to go into an executive session, then return and vote. It's unclear at this time when a vote will be made.

MPS is under state intervention due to financial and student achievement issues. Interim State Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson has announced that four schools will close at the end of the school year.

Hundreds of employees could lose their jobs if the system isn't able to address some of the financial issues, namely through the sale of property. 

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