The lawsuit alleges that the trustees violated the administrator’s human and civil rights.
The K-6 public charter school is asking the Idaho Public Charter Commission to authorize Alturas Preparatory Academy, a secondary charter that would serve hundreds students in the Idaho Falls, Boneville and Shelley school districts.
Brandon Hammond, principal of Boardman, Ore.-based Sam Boardman Elementary School, will start the district’s outgoing superintendent in June.
Mark Kress replaces retiring Superintendent David Kerns.
Trustees admitted Tuesday to secretly approving payouts for major facilities projects during a Jan. 22 executive session.