Call it happy hour with West Ada School District trustees.
Given the recent discord on the school board, however, “happy” may be a stretch.
Nevertheless, trustees will hold a closed executive session — at the unlikely hour of 5:30 p.m. Friday.
According to the meeting notice, trustees could discuss any of the following:
- A hiring decision.
- The “evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of” an employee or student.
- Pending or likely litigation.
The board’s recent track record with executive sessions has been sketchy.
During a June 23 executive session, the lame-duck school board discussed an extension of Superintendent Linda Clark’s contract, through the 2017-18 budget year. A divided board voted 3-2 to grant the extension.
On Sept. 29, the board voted to void the contract, saying the discussion of the contract extension violated open-meeting law. That 4-1 vote reflected the shakeup on the board of the state’s largest district; new trustees Russell Joki and Julie Madsen joined the board in July, and joined the 4-1 majority in voiding the contract extension.