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.
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.