Embattled Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni issued a statement to the Jefferson Parish School Board, voluntarily suspending "all appearances relating to Jefferson Parish Schools.

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The move comes prior to an anticipated vote on a similar measure that was expected to be on the board's agenda Tuesday night.

"I recognize the concern that I have caused you in your role as a member of the Jefferson Parish School Board and have voluntarily suspended all appearances relating to Jefferson Parish Schools.

"I am not going to burden you with my personal challenge and I am hopeful that further scrutiny will prove that I made a disappointing mistake for which I have taken full responsibility," said the statement.