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Entire School Board Asked To Resign in Va. District

By Denisa R. Superville — November 29, 2016 1 min read
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The entire seven-member school board of a 1,300-student Virginia district has resigned.

The resignations came this month after the City Council in Franklin, Va., asked board members to submit their resignations over “incompetence in the performance of their duties,” according to The Virginian Pilot. The city gave the Franklin district an additional $343,000 in the 2014-15 school year, but it appears that the board didn’t need the money as it had a $151,000 surplus at the time, the paper said. The district also ended the last fiscal year with an estimated $481,000 deficit.

Board members disagreed with the council’s call for the resignations. Before handing them in, however, they fired Superintendent Willie Bell.

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