Alabama School Superintendent Michael Sentance has resigned. Sentence had been battling state board of education members for months. Sentance tells AL.com his resignation will allow him to avoid a vote to fire him later this week.
Governor Kay Ivey has received Sentence’s resignation this morning. Ivey says that as the president of the state board of education she will ask the board to accept his resignation.
Sentance started many projects during his short run as state superintendent, including coming up with a new strategic plan called Alabama Ascending. Sentance also started the process for Alabama to create its own state test to measure academic achievement.
This brought resistance from the state board of education. Sentance was appointed to the position of superintendent in August of last year.