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Published Oct. 15, 2013

Florida Board of Education member Sally Bradshaw has resigned her position with just more than two months remaining on her term.

The one-time chief of staff to former Gov. Jeb Bush will not attend Tuesday's board meeting in Tampa, where members are scheduled to consider Gov. Rick Scott's proposals to pull back on some facets of the Common Core State Standards.

The board also is supposed to consider extending a "safety net" that works to pad school grades, a step that Bradshaw originally opposed as misleading.

In her resignation letter, Bradshaw did not state her opposition to the board's stance on school grading. She cited family obligations as her reason for leaving the board now, instead of when her term expires at the end of December.

Scott has not yet announced a replacement for Bradshaw, who could have sought reappointment.

He has named a new member to take the spot of Kathleen Shanahan, another former Bush chief of staff whose term also ends in December.

Shanahan, who has been a vocal critic of the board and department lately, has not indicated she will leave early. She has served two full terms and was not eligible for reappointment.