Detroit school board President resigns

Aug 3, 2011

The President of the Detroit Board of Education has resigned his position.

Anthony Adams’ resignation note states “I resign my position with deep regret,” but doesn’t give further details.

The note does mention Adams’ route to school board President as a write-in candidate, and his time as Detroit Public Schools General Counsel from 2002-2005.

Emergency Manager Roy Roberts issued a statement praising Adams’ “professionalism,” and his “involvement in creating and launching” the district’s charter school initiative.

Board Vice-President Tyrone Winfrey will take over as President.

Detroit’s school board is essentially powerless now—Roberts “assumed all powers of the Board” when he became emergency manager.

Nonetheless, the Board was allocated more than $318,000 as a line item in the district’s budget.