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School board president who called woman 'chubby wubby' resigns

Ray Cote


A Putnam County school board president caught on video describing a PTA parent as "chubby wubby" during a public meeting has resigned.


The Journal News says Ray Cote's resignation was announced at a Mahopac Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.


The 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 students during a basketball game.

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