GADSDEN, Ala. — A city board of education in Alabama’s vote to not retain the school system’s superintendent has drawn criticism from dissenting members.

The Gadsden Times reports ( ) the Gadsden City Board of Education voted 4-3 on Tuesday to begin a nationwide search for a new superintendent. Superintendent Ed Miller will leave upon his contract’s expiration in August.

The three dissenting board members said that the vote hadn’t been on the agenda and violated procedure. Board member Nancy Stewart said the four members who voted for the search had discussed the subject prior to the meeting, a claim Board Chairman Lynn Taylor disputed.

Before the vote, community members voiced support for Miller and state school board member Mary Scott Hunter said that the Gadsden school system had an excellent reputation in Alabama.

Information from: The Gadsden Times,

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