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Thursday, May 14, 2009

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Statement by
Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith

Regarding State Board of Education member Phoebe Raulerson’s decision to withdraw her name for consideration for reappointment to the board

“Throughout her years as a member of the State Board of Education, Phoebe Raulerson has demonstrated the type of thoughtfulness, insight and profound dedication to student success that has resulted in significant improvements to Florida’s education system. She is a credit to educators everywhere and her advocacy and support of a quality learning experience for all children remains unrivaled. Our state stands taller because of her service and I am confident that her future endeavors will continue to better the lives of our youth.”