Bice Is New State School Superintendent

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By Lisa Blackwell

Alabama has a new state school superintendent.

The Alabama State Board of education chose long time school administrator Tommy Bice Thursday.

Bice beat out the other candidates with six votes.

Deputy South Carolina Superintenent Mark Bounds received two votes and Deputy Alabama Superintendent Craig Pouncey got one vote.

Bice has been the deputy superintendent in charge of programs for the state and is a former principal and superintendent in Alexander City.

Thomas Bice, State School Superintendent, says,“I’m humbled, I’m honored and I’m ready to go to work, I have to say that yesterdays experience encouraged me more than ever the amount of questioning that you had for me and the other candidates really showed me that this is a board that is ready to leverage the work that’s been done by my predecessor and really push the envelope moving forward to be innovative creative and create a world class school system.”

Bice replaces former Superintendent Joe Morton who resigned August 31st.

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