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Bubba: Hamilton Maturing Politically

Bubba32 (re: Purtee resigns from School Board for health reasons): I think the board will appoint Christa Hazel. Tom appreciates thoughtful, open dialogue, which Christa will provide. She is dedicated and well-versed in school board issues. It will also demonstrate that the board is committed to move beyond mere ideology and have a board that reflects its constituency. Over the course of his chairmanship Tom is politically maturing. He may be more open at this time to demonstrate that he is willing to work with people who do not see through his same lens, which will help the community reach a lasting compromise. I sense a growing quality of leadership in Tom Hamilton that is only just beginning to bud. For that reason, I will not cynically assume a RR will be appointed.

Question: What type of individual does the Coeur d'Alene School Board need to pick to fill the vacancy created by Purtee's resignation?

County Picks Purtee For Trustee Spot

Item: Purtee named trustee: Commissioners fill vacancy on Cd'A School Board/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: After two hours of interviewing and an hour of discussion, all in front of a crowd of more than 100, the Kootenai County commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday evening to select James Purtee to fill the Zone 1 trustee seat on the Coeur d'Alene School District board. Emphasizing that any of the six applicants for the vacant seat were well qualified and could have served the district well, the commissioners noted that Purtee, owner of Jimmy's Down the Street restaurant in Coeur d'Alene, has shown repeated interest in seeking a board position and will bring decades of financial experience to the five-member board.

DFO: Commissioner Tondee raised a good point re: Purtee coming within 7 votes of winning a trustee spot in a race three years ago.

Question: How does this appointment affect the balance of power on the split Coeur d'Alene School Board?

Christa Applies For Trustee Vacancy

On her Facebook wall, Christa Hazel writes: “I submitted my name to the county commissioners to be considered for the Zone 1 school board trustee appointment process. If you have a moment, drop them an email on my behalf. Commissioners Nelson, Green and Tondee can be reached via kcbocc@kcgov.us . Message me if you have any questions. THANKS! Your support is appreciated.”

DFO: Kootenai County commissioners have set 5 p.m. today as deadline for applications for the Coeur d'Alene School Board vacancy caused by the court ouster of appointed Trustee Wanda Quinn. Huckleberries will have the names of those who apply shortly after 5 o'clock today.

CdA School Trustee Interviews Set

The Kootenai County Board of County Commissioners will conduct interviews for the vacant School District 271 trustee position.  The interviews will take place at the county administration building Room 1 at 5 p.m. The commission is accepting questions from the public for the candidates until 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. The board and incumbent trustees will decide which questions from the public will be asked. Send questions to Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene. Or deliver to them to the commissioners office at 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene. The public is welcome to attend the interviews.

CdA Board Declares Trustee Vacancy

Nearly three weeks after a district court judge ruled Wanda Quinn's appointment to the Coeur d'Alene School District Board of Trustees to be “null and void,” the four remaining trustees have officially declared a vacancy in the board's Zone 1 seat. At a special board meeting held Monday, trustees also elected to hire outside counsel, other than longtime school district attorney, Charles Dodson, to review and advise them on the process of selecting another appointee. “I think the conflict there is a little too close,” said Trustee Tom Hamilton (pictured), who made the motion to seek alternate representation. The vote was 3-1 in favor of removing Dodson from handling school board business that falls under Idaho Code 33-504, the section of state education law specifically related to school board vacancies. Diane Zipperer cast the lone dissenting vote/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think the Coeur d'Alene School Board will have an easy time finding a consensus candidate?

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