DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The Dothan City School System is a step closer to having a new superintendent.

WSFA-TV reports the school board voted 5-2 Monday to offer the post to Dr. Phyllis Edwards. The superintendent's job has been open since Dr. Chuck Ledbetter resigned earlier this year.

Edwards previously worked as a superintendent of the Decatur School System outside of Atlanta for at least 12 years. She also worked with Flagler County Schools in Florida for over 20 years, some of which was spent serving as assistant superintendent.

Dothan School Board Chairman Mike Schmitz says the next step will be getting the board together to vote on a contract for Edwards.

Schmitz says the goal is to have a meet-and-greet with the new superintendent in January.

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Information from: WSFA-TV, http://www.wsfa.com/