Kuna School Board Trustee Kevin Gifford announced he will be officially resigning at the June school board meeting. He has accepted a job offer as principal of Reed Elementary taking over for Chuck Silzly.
On the Reed Elementary website, Silzy says, “It has been a pleasure serving the students, staff, and patrons the last seven years as the Principal of Reed Elementary. During my time as the Principal our staff, students, and the patrons have accomplished some amazing things.”
At last Tuesday’s school board meeting Gifford and Board President Carl Ericson wanted to make it clear that during the interview process, and in subsequent shool board business, Gifford has recused himself from his role as School Board Trustee regarding any school business related to his new position to avoid a conflict of interest. He had quietly sought out the advice of the school board prior to the interview process to avoid any such conflict of interest. Gifford recused himself several times on votes during Tuesday’s meeting.