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Thursday, November 4, 2010

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Statement By: State Board of Education Chairman T. Willard Fair Welcoming Governor-elect Rick Scott to Florida’s Education Community

“On behalf of Florida’s State Board of Education, I would like to offer congratulations to our new Governor-elect Rick Scott for his victory in Florida’s gubernatorial race. With his victory he will become part of an education system that has produced substantial academic accomplishments over the last decade and transformed our state into a beacon of progress for the nation. He will also inherit a state full of great teachers, educational leaders and policy-makers who continue to reshape our educational landscape in beneficial and revolutionary ways.

“Although these are my final months of service to this great Board, I’m certain that Mr. Scott will bring innovative leadership to our education community and help us build upon the excellent progress we have been able to achieve. I also remain confident that the remaining Board members, our excellent Commissioner of Education, and all the dedicated staff in the Department of Education will serve Mr. Scott to the absolute best of their ability and do all they can to ensure that every one of our students has access to the best education possible.”