‘I resign effective immediately’: Union Co. superintendent quits during board meeting

The superintendent of the Union County school system abruptly resigned Thursday during a board meeting after parents approached the panel to speak about ongoing issues related to bullying at some schools.

“I just want to say this,” said Dr. James Carter during the meeting, after several parents approached the board during a public comment session. “I resign effective immediately.”

The board then went into an executive session so they could learn the next steps to find an interim superintendent. During the executive session, board members could not deliberate or vote. Instead, they could provide facts and speak directly to a supervisor of the board.

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