School board member Della R. Rios resigned from her seat Monday, saying that she has been called to the ministry to help battered women.
"I have been called to ministry to help battered women all over the world. I am a born-again Christian, I am a woman of God," she wrote Supt. Don Samuels in her resignation letter.
Rios, who has served nearly five years on the board, also wrote that after four years of placing children first, the board has recently become mostly interested in politics.
"As only one vote on this board, my efforts to keep the board focused on the children of Bassett have been ignored," she wrote.
Rios was part of a governing majority during her first four years in office. But last November that majority was ousted from the board by group lead by Brenda Johnson, who is now school board president.