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Sarasota County Schools

In a unanimous decision on Tuesday, the Sarasota County School Board chose Brennan Asplen III to be the new superintendent.

Acknowledging that they were presented with five well-qualified finalists, the board ultimately decided that Asplen, currently the Deputy Superintendent with the St. Johns School District, stood out above the rest.

About a week after its superintendent resigned over mishandling a sexual harassment complaint, the Sarasota County School Board voted to appoint Mitsi Corcoran as acting superintendent.

Sarasota Schools Superintendent Todd Bowden has agreed to step down from his post.

Tensions ran high at a special school board meeting on Tuesday in Sarasota, where school superintendent Todd Bowden faced mounting pressure to resign over allegations he acted too slowly when he learned that a subordinate was accused of sexually harassing a co-worker.

Sarasota County School Board Superintendent Todd Bowden was set to fire his Chief Operations Officer, Jeff Maultsby, after a sexual harassment investigation found that Maultsby created a hostile working environment.

Instead, Maultsby saved him the trouble by resigning on Monday. His departure was confirmed by school district spokesperson Kelsey Whealy Tuesday afternoon.

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School districts across Florida are grappling with how to implement a new law adopted after the mass school shooting in Parkland.

In the next  academic year, all schools in the state must have at least one school resource officer on campus.

Sarasota County Schools

Officials with Sarasota County Schools are reaching out to the community for their thoughts and suggestions on how to improve the school's security in preparation for a meeting with Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday.

Barely 24 hours into the campaign, the district had already received nearly 400 responses.

The Sarasota County School district is putting a new spin on the typical town hall meeting. On Wednesday, families can interact with school officials on a computer, tablet or smart phone.

The district's Digital Town Hall will be broadcast on its website, local cable TV, and on Facebook Live.