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Caldwell school trustees won’t say why they removed superintendent, assistant from jobs, but they’re staying on as consultants

School trustees in Caldwell  are remaining mum on details about the recent removal of their superintendent and his assistant, despite criticism from residents. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Caldwell school trustees refused to answer questions from the public regarding former Superintendent Tim Rosandick and Assistant Superintendent Luci Asumendi during a meeting Monday evening; the two have been removed from their positions, but are remaining employed as consultants until their contracts end a year from now, in June of 2016.

Rosandick has been Caldwell's superintendent since 2012; Asumendi was brought on a year later as an assistant and director of elementary and secondary services. You can read a full report here from the AP and the Press-Tribune.

Bizarrely, both Rosandick and Asumendi are due to receive raises for the coming year, due to existing contract clauses, even as the board removes them from their regular duties. The Press-Tribune's full report is online here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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