The Missouri Board of Education backed off fast plans to hire a new Czar Tuesday.
Wrap: The Board of Education has been under fire for moving too fast with the hiring of a new commissioner to take over for Chris Nicastro after she steps down.
The Board announced a longer selection process that will run through the end of the year.
They will accept applications as well as recommendations from the public about what they would like to see considered by the Board in the evaluation process until November twenty-first.
According to a news release, the most qualified applicants will be notified and invited to interview with the Board. The process will end with a vote of approval from the Board who says they would like to see a new commissioner approved by December thirty-first.
The outgoing commissioner was heavily criticized by lawmakers for her handling of the state's unaccredited school districts.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.