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Escambia County Superintendent Tim Smith felt the Florida Board of Education’s heat Wednesday morning About the case of Warrington Middle School’s transformation.

Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. expressed frustration that a contract with Charter Schools USA, which was expected to be secured by May 1, was not signed.

“Again, I’m upset. The level of frustration,” Diaz Jr. said. “I apologize, Mr. President, but all I hear are excuses and I can’t come to terms with that 10 years of failure for these students and all I hear are excuses from adults at this point.”

The Escambia School Board has faced several “sticking points” in negotiations after sending a new set of demands to the school district this month. One of the hardest stipulations for the board to swallow is to strip school districts of the new charter and open it to all K-12 students in the district.