State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance resigned and the State Board of Education accepted that resignation at the board meeting on September 14, 2017.
The position was vacated upon the resignation of Mr. Sentance. The Board has temporarily filled the position with Dr. Ed Richardson on an interim basis.
Upon Mr. Sentance's resignation, the State Board of Education entered into a contract with Dr. Ed Richardson to serve as interim superintendent. Under Ala. Code § 16-4-1.1(c), the board may temporarily fill the position on an interim basis for not more than two six-month periods. Dr. Richardson's contract was just renewed for the second six-month period, which ends June 30, 2018.