(BLACKFOOT, ID) — Blackfoot School District 55 Board Chairman Scott Reese is stepping down amid pressure from a recall petition. Reese fears staying on the board would keep voters from passing a supplemental levy he believes is crucial for the well-being of the district. Reese and Trustee Jenny Hong were being targeted by petitioners for being involved in a controversial $220,000 payout to former Superintendent Scott Crane last year. Reese has also stepped down from his position with Bingham Memorial Hospital and is now working for Bingham County.
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
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Idaho State Journal staff