COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The president of the Ohio School Board said she planned to resign Friday after a political battle over an anti-racism resolution that she supported.
Laura Kohler says the decision comes after the State Senate resisted her re-appointment.
Kohler, who is serving her fifth year with the board, helped to write an anti-racism and equality resolution in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.
The resolution passed last year in 2020, but was rescinded earlier this month.
Eric Poklar, a Member At-Large from Worthington, also announced his resignation from the state school board on Friday.
A reason for his departure was not given, but in a release Poklar stated, “Quite simply, my time on the board has ended and I am ready to hand off my responsibilities to whomever comes next.”
DeWine appointed two replacement members Friday: Richard Chernesky of Waynesville and Brandon Kern of Amanda.