A former high-school girls' basketball coach who was fired over a Facebook flap will be offered her job back by Eastern Idaho school officials.
In October 2013, BW first told you about Laraine Cook being fired from her job as a Pocatello High School basketball coach, while her fiance, the Pocatello High School football coach, got off with a slap on the wrist.
The flap stemmed from a social media photograph that showed fiance Tom Harrison touching Cook's right breast.
Cook hired a lawyer and formally appealed through the school district's bargaining grievance process. In late December, a grievance panel concluded that Cook's firing should be rescinded and she should be reinstated as a substitute teacher immediately, with a rehiring as the basketball coach in 2014.
But the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District Board of Trustees, during a Jan. 21 meeting, decided to offer Cook her job back, but not immediately reinstate her, like the panel suggested. Simply put, Cook's termination is now being considered as a suspension without pay, rather than a termination.