Nampa names library employee as new trustee

Jason Su will become the Nampa School Board’s newest trustee, filling a vacancy left by former trustee Tracy Pearson in June.

Jason Su

He’ll be sworn in at the Sept. 18 board meeting.

Su is the assistant director of operations for the Meridian Library District, and has children attending Nampa schools. He was one of six candidates interviewed by the board on Aug. 23. Both Wednesday’s meeting and the candidate interviews can be viewed on the district’s YouTube.

Several trustees said Su’s experience navigating controversial conversations and sometimes tumultuous environments in the Meridian libraries would be an asset to the board.

Between COVID-19 polices to policies on book restriction and gender identity, the Nampa board has navigated its fair share of turmoil over the past three years.

And trustee Jeff Kirkman said Su was on his list of top candidates because he can provide “healthy disagreement,” and he brings a unique perspective and has skin in the game.

After around 30 minutes of discussion Wednesday evening, trustees submitted their ballots to board clerk Krissy LaMont, who relayed that Su was the top choice for all trustees.

Trustees then unanimously voted to appoint Su to the board.

He will be sworn into office on Sept. 18. His seat expires in December 2025.

Sadie Dittenber

Sadie Dittenber

Reporter Sadie Dittenber focuses on K-12 policy and politics. She is a College of Idaho graduate, born and raised in the Treasure Valley. You can follow Sadie on Twitter @sadiedittenber and send her news tips at [email protected].

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