With Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis calling for the appointment of former House Speaker Richard Corcoran, the State Board of Education will meet next week and consider naming a new Education Commissioner.
The board has scheduled a meeting Dec. 17 in Tallahassee, according to the Florida Department of Education website.
DeSantis last week backed Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican, to succeed Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, who will leave the post Jan. 8.
DeSantis also will begin his term as Governor Jan. 8.
Corcoran has been a key player in efforts to expand charter schools and voucher-type programs, and DeSantis also supports such school-choice concepts.