School Board Trustee Jim Purtee submitted his resignation from the school board today citing a need to reduce his commitments and focus on current health issues, according to a news release circulated by Laura Rumpler for the Coeur d'Alene School District. Trustee Purtee notified Chairman Tom Hamilton that his resignation is effective Nov. 15. “I thanked Trustee Purtee for his service and want to honor his decision to step down due to health reasons,” stated Chair Hamilton. “Being a school board member takes a large commitment of time and is stressful and Jim needs to dedicate his energy elsewhere. I am aware of the health issues that Trustee Purtee is facing and can say that in the same circumstance, I would make the same decision." More here.