By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal
Former Tupelo Superintendent Randy Shaver is among at least 13 candidates who have applied to become the next Florida education commissioner, according to a report by the St.Petersburg Times.
According to the report, more names can still come in to vie for the post, which was formerly held by Eric J. Smith.
Shaver spent just under two years at Tupelo’s Superintendent. He asked for and was granted an early release from the final two years of his contract in April after growing community unrest reached an apex over his decision to reassign popular Tupelo High School Principal Lee Stratton and replace him with a North Carolina administrator.