West Ada Trustees cancel special meeting

Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 19:14:25-05

The West Ada School Board announced a special meeting planned Monday to address recall efforts against four trustees has been canceled.

West Ada spokesman Eric Exline said the move came because a technical procedure requiring 24 hours notice wasn't met.

The board wrapped Friday's special meeting shortly before 8:00 p.m. in order to give the full 24-hours notice, but the district's attorney says it was not posted until 8:20.

Trustee Dr. Julie Madsen submitted her resignation at Friday's meeting. At the special meeting scheduled for Monday night, the remaining trustees planed to interview and possibly appoint a replacement  to fill the vacant seat for zone four.

The board will address the issues at their regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

“We applaud Superintendent Mary Ann Ranells’ leadership in cancelling tonight's hastily-arranged, special meeting,” said Christine Donnell, former Superintendent of Meridian Joint School District #2. “We think the cancellation reflects the Board 's realization that it is not reasonable to advertise an open trustee position on Friday night and appoint a replacement the following Monday. It is our expectation that the trustees will now employ an open, transparent process that invites public input in appointing a replacement trustee. We also expect that the Board will now allow for more time to sufficiently attract and examine qualified candidates for the Zone 4 trustee position.”