When it comes time to fill a vacancy on the Alabama Board of Education, Gov. Robert Bentley will have choices on both sides of the recent Baldwin County tax divide.
Baldwin schools tax supporter Terry Burkle, executive director of the Baldwin County Education Coalition, has told Bentley’s staff that she is interested in appointment to the District 1 seat. So too has Matt Brown, who helped lead a campaign that defeated a proposed 8-mill tax increase in March.
At least one other southwest Alabama resident has applied for the appointment. Ernest Scarbrough, who ran an educational software company before selling it in September 2003, said he has sent his résumé to the governor.