Back-to-School Month – Superintendent Pehrson

Elko County School Superintendent Todd Pehrson described several events and activities related to back-to-school. The district has hired new teachers and administrators, the RISE program kicks of August 12-16, Fall Sports begin soon, Liberty Peak Elementary in Spring Creek will host an Open House on August 22, and school safety reminds a priority for the district with plans to hire additional School Resource Officers for on-campus.

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