The school superintendent behind the failed Cobb County Mac deal has resigned.

Schools superintendent Joseph Redden said the debate over the plan had divided the school board and diverted attention from other issues.

"For the good of the district, this helps us move forward. No individual is more important than the organization," he said, according to the Associated Press.

His $100 million proposal aimed to put iBooks into the hands of all teachers and eventually all students from grade six.

However, local taxpayers scuppered the scheme because they felt inadequately consulted on the plans.