Florida legislator calls for elected Duval County school superintendent

September 10, 2019 | WJCT

State Rep. Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville) is calling for an elected Duval County school superintendent.

Fischer had been seeking support for a proposal to let Jacksonville’s mayor appoint members of the Duval County School Board, but on Friday he announced he’s amended that bill to allow for an elected superintendent instead.

“Having a leader directly responsible to the constituents they serve brings more accountability and it brings more oversight, and I think that you get somebody who’s responsive to the needs of the community,” Fischer said in a phone interview.

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