Critic of Ohio governor’s school plan steps down

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — A critic of Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) school funding plan is resigning as superintendent of a southwest Ohio school district.

Franklin City Schools leader Arnol Elam (AR’-nuhl EE’-luhm) tells The Middletown Journal ( ) he wants to spend time traveling with his wife, watching their grandson play sports, and doing other activities. The 61-year-old Elam has 38 years of Ohio education experience.

He wants to step down Aug. 3 but says he will meet with board members to work out a transition plan.

The board’s president says there was surprise and mixed reaction to Elam’s decision.

Elam had written to parents in February after Kasich released his funding proposal, which Elam and some other officials said wouldn’t do enough for poor districts. Elam agreed to pay back costs of his letter.


Information from: Journal,

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