I’ll reserve some judgment since I don’t know more than I just read here, but my first reaction is that this sets some bad precedent. The guy works for the residents. There must be a process to remove him from his post. If the teachers really thought he was horrible they have plenty of political power to lobby for his removal - even to organize a recall, assuming such a process exists. If he was appointed then they would put the pressure on the mayor or governor or whomever.
Bad precedent for public servants in the future who will demand recompense for leaving.
I imagine Idaho schools were not too heavily involved in the recent anti-self defense walkouts but it is really weird to see/hear about teachers pushing a very large, national political process onto their kids, only to them see them ignore or refuse to exert their own political influence in their own best interest. Though I should not be too surprised because these days, especially on the left, it is more about PR shows and stage management than actually working the process to deliver a result. I suppose we should be happy about that.
I agree about this setting a REALLY bad precedent. Once again, the rich and powerful are getting their way by buying out a public servant. It would have been far preferable to force him out the normal way - expiration of his contract or term; citizen pressure to force a recall; lawsuits; prosecution if he did something illegal. But for a modern-day bounty hunter to buy him out — that’s just wrong.