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Head of Ariz. Board Resigns, Citing Lengthy Feud
The president of the Arizona board of education resigned his post last week as a result, he said, of an ongoing feud with the state's elected schools chief, Diane Douglas.
Greg Miller issued a written statement blaming Douglas for refusing to work with the board and preventing it from implementing the policies it has adopted or assigning staff to help it do its work. A spokesman for Douglas rebutted Miller's claims.
Douglas and the board have been embroiled in controversy since shortly after she took office in January 2015. She fired the board's executive staff, a move that Gov. Doug Ducey blocked. She then sued after the board moved out of her offices into new housing in the Capitol executive tower.
Vol. 36, Issue 01, Page 4Published in Print: August 24, 2016, as Head of Ariz. Board Resigns, Citing Lengthy Feud