Ada County’s Tea Party is urging supporters to attend Tuesday night’s West Ada School Board meeting and push for transparency in the district’s finances.
In an e-mail to supporters, the Tea Party said it would make signs available calling for transparency and opposing the recall effort against four of the district’s five trustees.
A recall drive was launched in late September after four board members – Russell Joki, Julie Madsen, Carol Sayles and board chair Tina Dean – voided the contract of superintendent Linda Clark, which included an extension to 2018, after determining the contract was approved in a meeting that violated the state’s open meetings law.
Some Tea Party members are complaining that Clark’s contract, which includes a 20 percent salary bonus at retirement that is estimated to cost $29,000, is excessive at a time when taxpayers are being asked to support the supplemental levy that pays for nine days of instruction and approximately 40 teachers.
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Ada County Tea Party backers said they want more transparency before voting for a $28 million , two-year levy that goes on the ballot Nov. 3.
West Ada Trustees meet at 5:30 p.m. at the West Ada District Services Center, 1303 E. Central Drive, Meridian.