Candidate withdraws from WBCSD post

PRIEST RIVER — The day after the West Bonner County School District indicated it would likely close at least two schools, district officials learned that one of two finalists for the open superintendent positions withdrew.

Dr. Robbie Swint Jr., who is responsible for supervisory training management for the Department of Defense at Fort Meade, Maryland, informed district officials Thursday that he was no longer interested in the position.

In addition to his time at Fort Meade, Swint served as superintendent of the Unalaska School District in Alaska from 2021 to 2022, and as principal of North Slope Borough City School in Barrow, Alaska from 2018 to 2020.

That leaves Kim Spacek as the lone finalist for the 900-student school district position.

Before serving as superintendent at Mountain View, Spacek served as superintendent at Inchelium School District in Washington state from 2013 to 2023. Previously, he served as superintendent and elementary school principal at Pomeroy School District from 2008 to 2013.

Spacek earned his bachelor’s degree in education (industrial arts) from Eastern Washington University before earning a master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Idaho. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Washington University.

Spacek will be taken on a district tour on Monday, June 3 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, followed by a meet-and-greet session with staff at 5:00 PM at the Priest River Lamanna High School library.

A community meet-and-greet session will take place in the high school cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 4, Spacek will attend a special board meeting in the PRLHS cafeteria. The meeting starts at 5:00 PM with an executive session for an interview.

Board meetings are closed to the public to allow officials to discuss confidential information; however, all decisions must be made in open court.

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