Posted: Jun 22, 2011 8:41 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
MANY, La. (AP) - Sabine Parish schools Superintendent Dorman Jackson has abruptly resigned, making the announcement during a contentious school board meeting.
Jackson wrote out his resignation letter Monday night after a 5-4 vote in favor of allowing school system employees to take Fridays off in July. Jackson, who opposed the day off, handed his notice to the board president then left the room.
Attempts to reach Jackson for comment by The Times of Shreveport were unsuccessful.
Jackson is the second northwest Louisiana schools superintendent to depart this year.
Webster Parish Superintendent Wayne "Butch" Williams announced his resignation in March, ending a 38-year education career. Williams cited a lack of board support as his reason to leave. His last day is June 30.
Jackson has served since January 2004.