Dexter Louie, within days of being re-elected to the Governing Board of the Moraga School District, has resigned.
District Superintendent Bruce Burns sent an email to parents Thursday that Louie had given written notice of his resignation, effective immediately, the Contra Costa Times reported. At a special closed meeting held Wednesday morning, Louie had recused himself from discussion of a sex abuse lawsuit and two sex abuse claims filed against the district.
No explanation for the resignation was immediately forthcoming, the Times reported.
In preliminary results with 12 of 12 precincts counted in Tuesday's election, Louie had received 3,040 votes to gain re-election. The top vote-getter was Shari Simon with 3,709. Finishing in third place in the race for two seats was Parker Colvin with 2,398 votes.
On his campaign website, Louie pledged to "provide a safe and positive learning environment." That plank states, in part, "There are laws, policies, and programs to maximize student safety. The District has gone one step further, with its School Safety Committee, a standing Board committee, consisting of parent, community, teacher, and district representatives. While it is not possible to control the actions of every person, whether a student (bullying) or an adult (child abuse), every effort is being made to provide a safe environment. I understand the issues and the concerns, and student safety will continue to be of the highest priority for me."