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Gov. Scott names seven superintendents to red-tape panel

TALLAHASSEE — Seven county school superintendents have been named to the committee that is being asked to recommend ways Florida can cut red-tape and reduce paperwork for teachers and administrators. Gov. Rick Scott and interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart announced the appointments today. They include William Husfelt of Bay County, Robert Runcie of Broward County, Douglas Whittaker of Charlotte County and Wallace Cox of Highlands County. Rounding out the panel are Barbara Jenkins of Orange County, Joseph Joyner of St. Johns County and Margaret Smith of Volusia County.
Scott had announced plans for a five-member committee but it grew to seven. Stewart said recommendations will be made to Scott within 30 days. The governor entered office last year promising to cut state regulations on business. Now he wants to do the same for schools.
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