Blaine County School Board Chairman Resigns Following Home Party


By Paul Johnson

KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Blaine County School Board Chairman Paul Bates turned in his resignation last night.

According to the School District website, he made the decision on Friday January 17, during several special meetings with the Board of Trustees. In a letter to the trustees, he said. “My daughter had a party on New Years Eve. That night I went to bed early. It has come to my attention that there were uninvited kids there and things that happened that I was not aware of. That being said, it was at my house and I am responsible for what happens there. I take ownership of that night. I am deeply saddened and I apologize. To my Board, this District and the community. The Board of Trustees has to exemplify the highest standards of integrity, and I have fallen short of that standard. So I ask tonight that the Board accept my resignation, effective immediately.”

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