Blaine County School District And Superintendent Barber Agree To Separation


By Paul Johnson

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Blaine County School District and Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Barber have mutually agreed to a separation. That according to the School District. The board voted unanimously on Friday, September 27 to the agreement which is effective today, Monday September 30.

“We wish Dr. Barber the best in the future and we are grateful for his leadership over the past six years. We appreciate his work on the Strategic Plan and Board goals as well as his work toward a settlement with McKinstry,” said Board Chair Paul Bates. “He has positioned the district for an exciting future, for which we are grateful.”

Superintendent Dr. Barber said, “Working with the staff of the Blaine County School District has been the highlight of my 24 year career in education. I feel fortunate to not only have worked with one of the greatest staffs in any district but also to have my daughter attending one of the most outstanding school districts anywhere. I want to thank the entire staff of the Blaine County School District. I wish the very best to everyone and know that you will all continue to provide an amazing education to the children of the Wood River Valley.”

The Board appointed Assistant Superintendent and Director of Human Resources Dr. John Blackman as Interim Superintendent. Chairman Paul Bates concluded, “We are working toward the future as a team, fulfilling the mission of our district to become a world-class, student focused community of teaching and learning.”

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