School board president who called woman 'chubby wubby' resigns
Wed, 14 May 2014 14:23:43 GMT —
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.