NY schools official resigns after 'chubby' remark
- Associated Press
- May 14, 2014 - 7:40 AM
MAHOPAC, N.Y. — A New York school board president who described a PTA parent as "chubby wubby" during a public meeting has resigned.
The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1oqSlsf ) says Ray Cote's resignation was announced at a Mahopac Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.
The school district's attorney says Cote also withdrew his candidacy for re-election.
Cote issued an apology. He called words his "inappropriate" and said they "do not reflect my feelings or attitudes."
He made the remark during a board meeting last month. It was broadcast on a local cable access station and live-streamed on the Internet.
Cote is a member of a diversity and sensitivity initiative created following racist tweets posted by some Mahopac (MAY'-oh-pak) students during a basketball game.
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