By Melissa Johnson
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Education will interview candidates Wednesday afternoon for the next State Schools Superintendent.
Out of the four candidates selected, only three will be interviewed; one is out of the country. The person who gets the job will succeed Dr. Joe Morton, who stepped down this summer.
Board members say this could be one of the most important decisions they've ever made. The next Superintendent, who comes after an 11 year term from Dr. Morton, will be faced with huge funding and budget obstacles and the pressure of doing more with less.
The candidates that will be interviewed are Dr. Thomas Bice, Dr. Craig Pouncey, and Mark Bounds.