The Northern Marianas Public School System is in disarray following the resignation of its education commissioner.
The resignation of Glenn Muna comes at a time when PSS is struggling financially due to late and incomplete disbursements from the local government.
Mr Muna stepping down also comes a day after the PSS Finance and Budget director resigned.
The PSS maintains the CNMI government owes it $US16.4 million for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
The arrears are a source of division among the Board of Education with one group demanding PSS sue the administration and the another wanting it to work alongside the government for a solution.
The CNMI government has had problems paying bills recently due to to lack of finances following the destruction brought about by last year's Super Typhoon Yutu.