(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The early termination of a local high school science teacher has a community in an uproar. Elaine Asmus is being dismissed from her longtime position as a faculty member at Snake River High School. Asmus believes it may be due to a disagreement she had with the superintendent’s wife, who was recently hired by the district. Officials
have not publicly disclosed why Asmus is being let go. As of Tuesday night, more than 1,800 people had joined a Facebook page supporting Asmus, who won the Idaho VFW’s Teacher of the Year award in 2011. The group’s members plan to protest the move at a school board meeting April 4.
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
Debbie Bryce for the Idaho State Journal