The state Board of Education voted today to appoint the state Education Department`s chief of plant services as interim school facilities director after a search failed to produce a qualified candidate for the new job. Dave Floyd will fill the post until it is re-advertised early next year. A new state law created a Division of School Academic Facilities to assess school buildings and equipment statewide and to make a report and recommendations for upgrades to the governor and the Legislature. As coordinator of school plant services, Floyd worked closely with a task force that recently completed an exhaustive assessing of school facilities. Its report to the Legislature called for more than two (b) billion dollars for improvements to school buildings. Floyd will oversee the transfer of the task force`s data to the new facilities division.