The deadline for Carl Paladino to submit his resignation from the Buffalo Public School Board has come and gone. Around Thursday 3:30 p.m. the board passed a resolution demanding Paladino’s resignation within 24 hours, in response to derogatory and racially charged comments he made about the Obamas.

The brash Buffalo businessman made clear, he had no intention to give in to the ultimatum. According to the resolution, if he failed to resign, the board would seek outside counsel in order to submit an application to the state education commissioner to remove him from office.

It has now started that process. Friday at 4:12 p.m. (roughly 45 minutes after the deadline) the district sent notice of special meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, to select its attorney.