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Hamilton, Seymour Sue School Board

Huckleberries has a copy of the lawsuit filed by new Coeur d'Alene School District Trustees Tom Hamilton & Terry Seymour against the Coeur d'Alene School Board to overturn the appointment of long-time Trustee Wanda Quinn June 6. Hamilton and Seymour, two conservatives in nonpartisan trustee races backed by Reagan Republicans in May, claim in their suit that the board acted improperly by declaring a vacancy for former chairwoman Edie Brooks' spot more than a month before her resignation took place, and for improperly accepting the resignation and appointing Quinn at the special June 6 meeting without any motion to amend agenda to include the action. Hamilton & Seymour are asking that all actions by the board at the June 6 meeting be declared null & void. And that the board be ordered to declare a vacancy and to appoint a new trustee. Huckleberries hears that emails were circulated this weekend, urging School Board supporters to attend tonight's school board meetings to support Coeur d'Alene schools. It will be Seymour and Hamilton's first meeting as board members. Hamilton & Seymour are represented by James Bendell of the Grupp Law Firm. You can read the lawsuit here. (School District photo: Clerk of the Board Lynn Towne swears in Terri Seymour July 1)

Question: Do you approve of this lawsuit?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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