Friday, October 4, 2013

School board goes meeting crazy

Meetings set to discuss legal, personnel and regular business

Express Staff Writer

    The Blaine County School District board of trustees has scheduled three meetings during the next few days to discuss legal issues, personnel or student matters and regular business.
    The first meeting starts today at 3:30 p.m. at the district office. It’s a closed executive session so the public will be excluded unless the board takes official action and then convenes to open session. The meeting agenda states that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss legal issues but does not specify further.

The flurry of meetings follows
three recent executive sessions.

    The second meeting is set for Tuesday at 4 p.m., again at the district office. It’s another executive session to discuss personnel or student issues.
    Tuesday’s closed meeting will be followed by the board’s regular monthly meeting starting at 6 p.m.
    The flurry of meetings follows three other executive sessions recently held. On Sept. 26 the board met in executive session to discuss, according to the agenda, both legal and personnel or student issues. On Sept. 27 the board met to discuss personnel or student issues. The board met again in executive session on Tuesday to discuss personnel or student issues.
    Most of the issues discussed in executive session concerned former Superintendent Lonnie Barber, litigation with McKinstry Essention or both.
    At Tuesday’s regular board meeting, which is open to the public, finances, curriculum, policy, Idaho Core Standards and a new pay plan will be discussed. A complete agenda is available at the district website at
Terry Smith:

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