Boise narrows trustee search

After a first round of interviews Wednesday, the Boise School District has six finalists for a school board vacancy.

The short list:

  • Nancy Baskin, a staff attorney with retiring U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge.
  • Mike Lanza, who worked in 2012 as a spokesman for the campaign to overturn Propositions 1, 2 and 3, and worked in 2014 on A.J. Balukoff’s gubernatorial campaign.
  • Wendy St. Michell, an independent contractor with the State Department of Education.
  • Brian Scigliano, a member of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission.
  • Lachelle Smith, local administrator for AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps.
  • David Wagerspresident of Idaho Candy Co.

Originally, 15 people had applied to serve out Joan Boren’s term on the board, which ends in 2016. Boren resigned on Oct. 31.

Trustees will hold a second round of interviews at 1 p.m. Friday in the board room at the District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise. Friday’s interviews are open to the public, but no vote will be taken at that meeting. and a trustee will be selected at the board’s regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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