Sumter, SC (WLTX) - The Sumter County School Board has decided to make Frank Baker the permanent superintendent.
Tuesday night, the board voted to take the interim off his job title. He'd been serving as the fill-in superintendent since late July.
To make the move happen, the board had to repeal a measure they passed in July which said that Baker couldn't be considered for the permanent job.
A contract for Baker still has to be negotiated.
Baker took over for Randolph Bynum, who resigned in July after facing criticism from some members of the public. Previous Coverage: Baker Says His Focus is Letting the District Heal
Baker served as superintendent of the former Sumter School District Two for 19 years.