The debate over whether intelligent design should be taught in schools has taken hold in the Florida Panhandle.
As reported in Thursday's News Herald, Bay District School Board Chairman Ron Danzey said Wednesday the theory of evolution is wrong and intelligent design should be taught in local classrooms.
Danzey made the comments in response to questions about the Kansas Board of Education decision to change science standards in Kansas public school classrooms.
Danzey said the biblical account of the creation of life on earth is accurate. Intelligent design advocates maintain that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher being.
Still, schools Superintendent James McCalister says the district will keep teaching by state standards.
The state's current standards do not mention intelligent design, nor do they use the word "evolution."