On October 3, 2018, former Hernando County School District Superintendent Dr. Lori Romano appeared before the Hernando County School Board to appeal her termination, which was effective June 31, 2018. Romano appeared with her attorney, Kathryn McHale. The school board was represented by Tammie Rattray. Dennis Alfonso was present for the appeal, facilitating the procedure, however did not present any arguments. There was no board discussion.