CPS board member flunked on signatures

Sean Parker (Source: Cincinnati Public Schools)
Sean Parker (Source: Cincinnati Public Schools)

CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati school board member isn't running for a new term because he didn't get some homework completed on time.

Sean Parker did not gather enough signatures by the Aug. 10 deadline and failed to qualify for the November ballot. He fell about 40 names short of the necessary 300.

Parker says what happened was a perfect storm of "messing up." He says his signature-gathering got set back by the birth of his first child in late July, then he got confused about the deadline.

The 28-year-old Procter & Gamble Co. employee was appointed to the school board in April 2010 to replace a member who resigned for health reasons.

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