Mum’s the word on shakeup in Blaine

Lonnie Barber

Lonnie Barber isn’t talking about his departure from the Blaine County School District.

And school board members aren’t saying much more about his resignation last week.

In an interview with the Idaho Mountain Express, two trustees described the split as amicable. “Basically, both parties agreed it was in the best interest of the citizens of Blaine County,” trustee Kathy Baker told the Express. “It wasn’t a singular event that caused it. It was just a change of philosophy.”

Trustees aren’t talking specifics about this change of philosophy. They also aren’t talking about the separation agreement that ended Barber’s four-year run in the $160,000-a-year superintendent’s post.

Here’s a link to our previous story on the shakeup.

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