Amid turmoil, Woodland Hills board accepts president's resignation

The Woodland Hills Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday night to accept the resignation of Board President Tara Reis, who abruptly stepped down Monday.

Reis did not attend the public meeting at the district's administrative office in North Braddock,

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Moments before the vote, board member Jamie Glasser thanked Reis for her years of service. Reis, an events coordinator from Churchill, first ran for the board in 2011 and had been campaigning for re-election this fall.

“I would implore you when you take this vote that we don't take any satisfaction, because that's not fair,” said Mike Belmonte, the board's vice president. “We have to understand that Tara was doing what she thought was best at the time she was doing it.”

The vacancy of the school board's top position comes amid public backlash over incidents of violence between staff and students and a civil rights probe by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.

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