West Ada School District Board Chair Tina Dean and Superintendent Linda Clark met Friday hoping to find ways to develop a more positive working relationship, the school district said in a statement.
Clark and the board have been at odds since two new members were named trustees in July.
Points of contention have included Clark's contract, her appointment to the State Board of Education and her speaking out on educational issues that have affected other districts.
Trustee Julie Madsen announced on her Facebook page Thursday night that a meeting was scheduled with representatives from the board, Clark and her attorney.
Calls to Dean and Clark were not immediately returned Friday.
Thirty minutes after releasing the statement, the board announced it will hold an executive session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the District Service Center, 1303 E. Central Drive in Meridian. The meeting will be to discuss legal issues, the notice says. Executive sessions are not open to the public.
The statement does not specifically identify issues Dean and Clark discussed. More discussions are planned.
Here is the statement in full from West Ada School District:
Tina Dean, Chair of the Board of the West Ada School District and Dr. Linda Clark, Superintendent, met this morning with their respective counsel to discuss ways in which they can attempt to develop a more positive relationship moving forward in the interest of fostering the continued success of the District. All present believe that the meeting was productive, and they plan to further discuss these issues. Should any action result from discussions, the Board will notice a public meeting consistent with the Open Meeting laws, and Dr. Clark will be available to comment.