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Reagan Repubs Target School Board

On his Facebook wall for the Reagan Republicans, Jeff Ward posts this Action Alert: "Please attend this evening's Coeur d'Alene School Board Annual Meeting (5 p.m. at the Midtown Center Meeting Room) and support Terri Seymour's and Tom Hamilton's request that the board follow state law in the filling of Board vacancies. They have filed a lawsuit to stop the installation of an illegally appointed Board Member and Chair. Please turnout to support honest and open government." Over the weekend, some on the other side of this issue circulated e-mails seeking a turnout for tonight's meeting when Seymour & Hamilton will be present at their first school board meeting since taking office. Looks like a run time will be had by all. (Coeur d'Alene School Board clerk Lynne Towne swears in Trustee Tom Hamilton July 1)

Question: Can someone explain how Hamilton & Seymour will be immune from a suit that they filed against the board on which they now sit? And is this lawsuit an indication that the nonpartisan School Board will become dysfunctional not that partisanship has been introduced?

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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