Interim replacement for Horne to be chosen by Education Board
By Times Staff Writer
Published August 17, 2004
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Board of Education is expected to name an interim education commissioner today while outlining its process for replacing Jim Horne, who announced his resignation last week.
The board discussed Horne's departure at a workshop Monday, but took no action. The board holds a regularly scheduled meeting today.
Horne, a former state senator from the Jacksonville suburb of Orange Park, was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2001. His resignation is effective Aug. 31. Horne said he is stepping down to spend more time with his family.
John Winn, the department's chief of staff, was singled out by board chairman Phil Handy as a possible interim chief.