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Husband of SBOE member resigns job with 2-year system

HUNTSVILLE (AP) — State school board member Mary Jane Caylor said her husband is resigning his part-time job with the two-year college system to avoid retaliation from legislators over her vote to bar them from working in the system.

John Caylor, a lawyer, is on a $5,000-a-month retainer with the system to provide legal services to the CITY Skills and Training Consortium, a program for juveniles who aren’t allowed to attend schools due to misbehavior.

Mary Jane Caylor, who announced Thursday that he will end his work with the program Dec. 31, voted last week to bar legislators from holding jobs in the two-year college system.

State Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, said later that legislation aimed at John Caylor may be drafted to ban relatives of state school board members from working in the system.

“John feels very strongly, if, in fact, legislators, who vow to fight what we did, use his position as a spouse of a school board member, he would remove that opportunity,” Mary Jane Caylor told The Huntsville Times in a story Thursday.

She said the program doesn’t need “the distractions from small-minded legislators.”

John Caylor, 65, worked in various jobs, including teaching positions, with the community college system from 1977 to 1987 and also since 1995.

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