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Gooding School District Receives Resignations From High School Principal And Superintendent

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By Paul Johnson

Gooding, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Two top Gooding School officials turned in their resignations this month.

Heather Williams the Gooding School District Superintendent submitted her resignation to the School Board last Thursday, January 16, 2014. She said she will remain with the district through June 30. While she did not publically give a reason for her resignation, she said, “I will miss the amazing staff of Gooding Schools because collectively we have accomplished so many good things for kids. It is an exciting time in Idaho public education and I look forward to my next adventure. “

Her letter of resignation simply said, “Please accept my resignation as superintendent of schools for the Gooding Joint School District #231. I have been blessed to have served Gooding Schools for 20 years and as superintendent for the past six years.” On Thursday, in a 3 to 2 vote, the school board accepted her request. School Board Members Lucinda Rogers and Tracie Anderson voted to not accept it.

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Chris Comstock, the principal of Gooding High School handed in his resignation. It will be effective in February when reportedly he will have exhausted his sick leave. According to the superintendent, he has not worked due to medical reasons since July of 2013.

According to court records, Chris Comstock is the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Gooding School District. That case was filed in June of 2013. Allegations have been made against the district over the open meeting law.


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