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Report: Vermilion School Board president to resign

January 19, 2018

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Vermilion Parish School Board president who came under fire after a teacher was arrested following a board meeting has resigned.

Anthony Fontana, who has served six terms on the board, announced his resignation Friday in a letter sent to the Abbeville Meridional newspaper.

Fontana says he’s thought long and hard about resigning for the past two years. He says he promised several board members that he would remain in office until Superintendent Jerome Puyau received a new contract. He says he kept his promise, noting that Puyau received a new contract at the last board meeting.

Fontana announced last year he would not run for re-election.

He says his resignation is effective upon the Secretary of State accepting it and notifying the board that the seat is vacant.


Information from: The Abbeville Meridional, http://www.abbevillenow.com/

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