MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Public School Board has voted to accept the resignation letter of the system's chief operating officer, Clay Slagle.
Slagle resigned Monday citing retalation by the board for his lawsuit against the system. He said he was advised by Superintendent Barbara Thompson several weeks ago that she would recommend to the board not to renew his contract.
After his failed attempt to be named superintendent, Slagle sued the board and filed an equal opportunities complaint. It's something he believes backfired. "I do believe it's retaliation," he said.
Slagle's last day on the job is April 23. He is planning to take a private sector job in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the beginning of May.