Recall drive targets Gooding trustee

In the latest plot twist at the Gooding School District, critics have targeted trustee David Reeves for a possible recall.

The recall drive lists several grievances, the Twin Falls Times-News reports: Reeves has been unable to attend School Board meetings and training sessions; has shown disrespect to school employees and the public; and has “contributed greatly to the current hostile and nonproductive environment.”

Reeves was not immediately available for comment, according to the Times-News.

The petition drive is a “pre-recall,” a precursor to a possible recall election.

It’s unclear whether the recall drive is related to recent upheaval at the Gooding district. High school principal Chris Comstock resigned on Jan. 14, amidst complaints that a school secretary was racially biased and favored some students. Two days later, Superintendent Heather Williams announced her resignation, which she says is unrelated to Comstock’s departure. Williams is a part-time teaching consultant with the Idaho Leads Project, a professional development program housed at Boise State University.

Disclosure: Idaho Education News is housed under the Idaho Leads Project at BSU; both are funded through a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

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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