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.
A version of this article appeared in the August 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Head of Ariz. Board Resigns, Citing Lengthy Feud