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West Ada board calls special meeting to decline Clark’s resignation, fire her instead

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.

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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