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