Monday, October 19, 2020

Idaho: West Ada School Board Chair Resigns

West Ada School Board Chairman Ed Klopfenstein has resigned, complaining about the board's failure to listen. Klopfenstein, along with board members Steve Smylie, Phillip Neuhoff, Rene Ozuna and Amy Johnson, are facing recall efforts over the school shutdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The focus is on the 6-12 grade students. 

Idaho has a Queen of the Hill provision, so if the recall gets to the ballot, the vote must top the number of votes that the board members got in the last election for the recall to succeed.

Four of them board members (all but Johnson), were originally appointed to the board after a 2016 recall led to the ouster of two members and the resignation of two others.

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