Governor DeSantis suspends Okaloosa Superintendent of Schools

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Staff reports

Governor Ron DeSantis today issued Executive Order 19-13, formally suspending Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson, effective immediately. Governor DeSantis has announced that Marcus Chambers, currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, will serve as her replacement.

“Superintendent Jackson has failed in her responsibilities to the parents and students of Okaloosa County, as outlined in the letter and grand jury reports presented to me by Commissioner Corcoran,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Students should feel safe in school and this administration will not tolerate negligence nor incompetence from any government officials, especially those charged with the sacred duty of protecting our children.”