Paper: Reported bias leads to resignation

Gooding High School Principal Chris Comstock apparently lost his job amid allegations that a high school secretary was racially biased and favored some students, the Twin Falls Times-News reported Thursday.

Comstock resigned on Jan. 14. Superintendent Heather Williams resigned on Jan. 16, but she says her resignation was unrelated.

Comstock and the secretary, Angela Jones, sued the district and the School Board last year; quoting court documents, the Times-News said the suit alleges violations of open meeting laws.

Previously, independent investigators looked into allegations of racial bias against Jones; she was cleared, but investigators recommended that she should be transferred. Comstock was reprimanded, according to the Times-News, for lack of leadership and failing to set “appropriate expectations” for Jones.

For this week’s IdahoEdNews.org story on Williams’ resignation, click here.

Disclaimer: Heather Williams is under contract with the Idaho Leads Project. Idaho Education News and the Idaho Leads Project are funded by a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.