Dr. Pruitt Resigns As Kentucky Board Of Education Commissioner

Posted at 6:16 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 18:16:08-04

FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) Dr. Stephen Pruitt has resigned as the state Board of Education Commissioner.

The decision was announced Tuesday after a meeting with the Kentucky Board of Education. Dr. Pruitt submitted his resignation and the board accepted it. He left the building before the announcement was made. 

“If Gov. Bevin and the Republican majority were sincere about strengthening education for all of Kentucky students, they wouldn’t starve our local school districts and stack the Board of Education with pro-charter school appointees,” Brad Bowman, spokesperson for the Kentucky Democratic Party said. “Today, they have continued their war on public education. We can’t fill the achievement gap by widening the state’s funding gaps for our schools. Education Commissioner Dr. Stephen Pruitt’s resignation is just another step by this administration and the Republican majority to steal public money and funnel it into the hands of a for-profit industry.” 

Dr. Wayne Lewis will be Interim State Education Commissioner.