Doctor Tony Vang is retiring from the Fresno Unified School Board effective immediately.
An embattled Fresno Unified School Board member is stepping down.
Doctor Tony Vang has announced his resignation effective immediately.
He's had been under fire for allegedly not living in the area that he represents, which is a requirement for school board members.
Issues over Tony Vang's residency surfaced earlier this summer.
He refused to leave the board but he stepped down as board president in June.
Vang represents the area around McLane High School, but Fresno County voting records showed he lived in Clovis. He must live in the area he represents to sit on the school board.
Critics tried to have Vang recalled but on Monday, Vang settled the matter himself.
Vang released a statement saying: "My growing responsibilities as a faculty member at California State University Fresno and the increasing needs of my family require ever more of my time."
Fresno County Superintendant of Schools Larry Powell issued this statement: Ii am pleased that the controversy is now behind and that the whole community can now look forward to the appointment by the FUSD Board of a replacement for Dr. Vang."
Fresno Unified will now start the process of filling Vang's vacant seat on the school board.