The board of the West Ada School District, the state’s largest, voted in a special meeting last night to decline Superintendent Linda Clark’s resignation and instead terminate her contract, charging that she “abandoned” her job and committed an ethics violation. The Idaho Press-Tribune has a full report here; Idaho Education News has more here.
The vote was 3-1, with just Trustee Mike Vuitonnet dissenting. He told Idaho Statesman reporter Bill Roberts that the board “ran off one of the most successful and well-respected superintendents we have ever had in the state of Idaho.”
The fifth board member, Carol Sayles, walked out of the meeting in protest before the vote; the special meeting included a two-hour, closed-door executive session prior to the vote. You can read Roberts’ report here.