Second member of state's stop school board also steps down
Covington resident Penny Dastugue has resigned from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Dastugue joined John Bennett of Port Allen in stepping down from the state's top school board. They were among Governor Jindal's three appointees to BESE.
Dastugue, who served two terms on the board and was elected president in 2010, told The Advocate she was ready to "pursue other interests." Her husband, Quentin, is a former state representative.
Bennett, who served 5 years on BESE, said he intended to step down after serving 4 years but agreed to remain for a fifth year at the urging of the Jindal administration.
The two appointees will be succeeded by the Governor's former chief-of-staff Stephen Waguespack, and Judy Miranti, director of education and graduate studies at Xavier University.