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CINCINNATI (AP) — A superintendent in suburban Hamilton County is resigning after allegations he pressured teachers to throw out a test his son failed.

The Forest Hills School District Board of Education announced the planned resignation of Superintendent Dallas Jackson Monday. The board said it will move quickly to appoint an interim superintendent and search for a permanent replacement.

More than two dozen teachers at Turpin High School east of Cincinnati complained Jackson pushed teachers to change grades after his son failed a pre-calculus exam.

Jackson has been superintendent since 2010, and was earning $147,500 a year in base pay. The board said a separation agreement is being worked out.

Asked Tuesday for Jackson's comment, a district spokeswoman referred to a statement in which Jackson said he believed it best to step aside.

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