Owen Roberts named to Florida county superintendent position

Friday, June 6, 2014

The new superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools will also be the first black person to assume the top job in district history.

Owen Roberts, of Lauderdale Lakes, accepted the board's offer Tuesday evening after members voted unanimously to bring him on board with a minimum three-year contract.

Board chairman Gunnar Paulson held his cellphone to his microphone during the meeting so the audience at the Kirby-Smith Center could hear Roberts' response.

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