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School district to vet CFO finalist


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The Hernando County School District has selected a finalist to interview from its second round of candidates for chief financial officer, a position left vacant after the former CFO resigned in January amid allegations she posted messages and pornography to a sex blog during a school board meeting.

“We have a final candidate, but we haven’t made a final decision,” School Superintendent Bryan Blavatt said. “We haven’t offered anything yet.”

Blavatt said no action will be taken until he gets to meet the candidate with Executive Director of Business Services Heather Martin, but that the district will hold a final interview with the candidate as soon as can be done.

“We still have to finish our vetting of that candidate, to make sure everything’s good,” Blavatt said. “We’d like them on board as soon as possible, but they are presently working at another place, so there’d be a little time, but hopefully the sooner the better.”

Blavatt said the candidate is male, and has had some involvement in school finance in a couple of different states, but that the candidate is not the chief financial officer for a school district.

“Nothing is definite with this candidate,” Blavatt said. “He’s our only finalist at this point. He’s been through the screening, we just need to have a final interview with him, and after that we’ll make a decision.”

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