NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn school board member is set to face suspension over racially insensitive remarks directed at the Asian community.
Community Education Council 22 President Jessica Byrne says the council approved a resolution to ask the schools chancellor to suspend school board member Jackie Cody for the next two months.READ MORE: President Joe Biden Visits New Jersey To Push Infrastructure Plan, Including Portal Bridge Construction
Cody has faced criticism for referring to Asian-Americans as “yellow folks” and “yellow children” in an online forum in September.READ MORE: NYPD Officers Testify As Judicial Inquiry Into 2014 Death Of Eric Garner Gets Underway
The council also voted on a second resolution demanding Cody stop using a personal email account for school board related communication.
A third measure calling on her to resign did not pass.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Micah Beals Charged With Criminal Mischief In George Floyd Statue Vandalism
Parents and local lawmakers have continued to rally against Cody keeping her position since the September comments came to light.