Saturday’s agenda also has an item to possibly take action on the vacancy left by Kipp. The board can appoint a replacement.

Kellerer states in her resignation letter that “sometimes, values and deeply held individual beliefs are too far apart. When that occurs, it creates division and prevents a district from effectively focusing on the important work of student achievement.”

When that happens, she writes, “change needs to occur.”

Kellerer has been the superintendent at Nampa for over four years and was one of Idaho’s highest paid superintendents, making over $155,000 to lead the district. Her history in Nampa runs deep. Her children graduated from Nampa schools. She spent six years as Nampa’s deputy superintendent, from 2004 to 2010. Kellerer spent seven years at Nampa’s Northwest Nazarene University where she was dean of NNU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Kellerer also is a member of Idaho’s Professional Standards Commission, and she was not present for its two-day meeting Thursday and Friday.

“My prayer and hope for our community is that you as board members value and support this outstanding leadership team and the teachers and staff members that call Nampa home. I wish each of you great success and thank you for your service as educational leaders of our community,” Kellerer wrote in her resignation letter.

Read Kellerer’s letter here.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates and for news from Saturday’s special board meeting. 

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