Second Blackfoot school board member resigns
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) -- A second member of the Blackfoot School Board of Trustees has resigned.
Jenny Hong said Monday she would leave her position on the board following a recent lawsuit that made public a closed-door board decision that offered Blackfoot's former superintendent a $210,000 buyout.
Hong's resignation comes just days after board chairman Scott Reese (pictured) put in his own resignation notice.
The lawsuit filed by a former Blackfoot teacher and the Idaho Post Register required the school board to release documents showing former superintendent Scott Crane was offered two years of pay to leave his job. The deal was filed in Crane's personnel file, which is secret under Idaho's open records law.
Prior to their resignation, Both Hong and Reese were the targets of a recall petition.