Blaine County School District

Holmes steps down, abruptly, as Blaine superintendent

Holmes’ departure has been in the works for months. But in March, the embattled superintendent said she would stay on the job through June 2021.

Blaine County puts levy election on hold

A 10-year, $40 million plant facilities levy has been rescheduled for next March, the Idaho Mountain Express reported.

At the heart of Idaho’s coronavirus outbreak, Blaine County officials ponder the future

Despite the highest per-capita coronavirus rates in the state, trustees aren’t ruling out reopening school later this spring. “I don’t want to get too mired down right now in looking too far in the future,” trustee Rob Clayton said Monday.

Coeur d’Alene and Blaine County School District announce coronavirus closures

Both districts will close for three weeks. They are working on plans to get meals to families who rely on free-and-reduced priced breakfast and lunches.

Community survey rips Blaine County superintendent, trustees

A whopping 71 percent of respondents voiced dissatisfaction with Superintendent GwenCarol Holmes, and 67 percent of respondents say they are dissatisfied with trustees.

Alleging slander, Blaine trustee files tort claim against district

Rob Clayton says embattled district Superintendent GwenCarol Holmes started a rumor that he was having an affair with a district administrator. The district has not commented on the claim.

New Boise superintendent receives $29,000 pay raise

Coby Dennis will receive more than $177,000 in his new job heading the Boise School District. Meanwhile, embattled Blaine County Superintendent GwenCarol Holmes will receive a raise that bumps her salary above the $180,000 threshold.

Blaine trustees sanction board chair, over undisclosed ethical violations

The violations occurred between January and May, according to a Blaine County School District news release. But the sanctions came eight days after Rob Clayton publicly criticized district leadership.

Turmoil in Blaine County: Critics seek Holmes’ ouster

Critics say Superintendent GwenCarol Holmes has neutralized the school board, while surrounding herself with “yes people” and a “lickspittle battalion of principals.” Holmes says she has no intention of stepping down.

Blaine County critics plan ‘leadership crisis meetup’

An unusual bipartisan political coalition have agreed to attend — but only to listen. Organizers hope local patrons will lay out specific concerns about the Blaine County School District and its leadership.