The embattled head of the Bath County school board has resigned his chairmanship, but he retains his seat on the school board.
Bill Boyd said Thursday that he intends to fight to keep his seat in a hearing before the Kentucky Board of Education next week.
State education officials allege that Boyd willfully neglected his duties on the board, including violating the state open meetings law. Boyd denies the allegations.
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday plans to recommend Boyd's removal, and the state school board will consider the case in a special meeting next Wednesday.
Boyd said he recently resigned as Bath board chairman because "I thought it was the best thing to do. I'm still on the board, and my vote is still there.
"I was elected and took this job to make changes and improvements, and that's what I'm trying to do," he said.
Boyd said he intends to file a court appeal if the state school board votes to remove him next week.
Meanwhile, the Bath board has named Hurschell Rawlings as chairman succeeding Boyd. Rawlings, who joined the board in January, has been part of the board contingent aligned with Boyd in ongoing differences with Superintendent Nancy Hutchinson.