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.

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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