The Jefferson County Board of Education has asked member Donna Pike to resign over some controversial social media posts she shared.
A community activist confronted Pike about the posts during a meeting earlier this month.
Pike is accused of sharing a disparaging post about former White House Staffer Valerie Jarrett and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
“It saddens me to know that we are having to deal with this from a board member,” said Craig Goolsby, a parent of two students in the district. “As a concerned parent, I asked Ms. Pike to step down from the board.”
Since Pike is elected the board cannot fire her, they can only pass a resolution asking her to resign.
“It sets us back. We are trying to achieve Unitarian status in the Jefferson County school district and a comment like that from a board member sets the entire school district back,” said Center Point High School Principal Van Phillips.
Pike was not at the meeting on Tuesday.