Last Friday, Blackfoot School Board Trustee Scott Reese resigned from his position on the board. His resignation created a vacancy.
To fill the vacancy, the board will follow the Idaho State Code and the Blackfoot School Board Policy, said Margaret Contor, District 55 administrative assistant.
â€śAt the next board meetingâ€”on Feb. 21--the trustees will take action on the letter of resignation,â€ť she said.
Idaho Code 33-504 and Blackfoot Board Policy 248 state: â€śA vacancy will be declared by the board â€¦ within thirty (30) days of when any trustee will â€¦ resign as trustee.â€ť
The possibility of building an overpass over the railroad tracks in Blackfoot will be addressed by Butler Engineering of Shelley at Tuesday's Blackfoot City Council Meeting. Talk of the city building an overpass (or an underpass) to help alleviate the train crossing problem has recently been revived by some concerned residents, many of whom are fed up with being delayed at the crossings by the stopped trains.