Nevada Superintendent of Public Schools resigns
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada's superintendent of public instruction has resigned after one year on the job.
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Dr. James Guthrie's resignation Friday afternoon as most lawmakers headed home for the Easter weekend.
Guthrie says he will be pursuing another position working with childhood education.
Guthrie was appointed by Sandoval in March of last year. It was the first governor appointment of a superintendent in Nevada history -- traditionally the State Board of Education selected the superintendent, but that was changed by the 2011 legislature.
Guthrie irked Democrats on legislative money committees earlier this month when he said the number of students in each class shouldn't be a concern. Democrats have put class size near the top of their priority lists for fixing problems with Nevada education.