Elko County Interim School Superintendent Jeff Zander responds to parent group complaints as outlined in the Elko Daily Free Press. Zander also discusses the upcoming special election in which voters are asked to decide a school bond question. The broadcast opens with Zander discussing recent COVID-19 outbreak status within the district including schools that will be allowed to lift masking
Nevada Association of School Boards Director of Training Deb Dudley and Acting Elko County School Board President Teresa Dastrup discuss the process of filling five vacancies on the governing board, describing successful candidates as “someone who will put children first.” The Elko County School Board has endured weeks of contention culminating in the resignation of five of the seven board members, the abrupt resignation of Dr. Michelle Robinson who was just a year into the position, an interim superintendent stepping back from the fray, and a superintendent search back to square one after all but one candidate backed out of consideration.
Elko County Undersheriff Justin Ames and City Police Chief Tyler Trouten discuss Back-to-School safety and call for civility from parent groups and others protesting mask mandates and COVID-19 vaccinations to slow the spread of the respiratory illness. The Elko City Council and Elko County School Board have endured outbursts as tensions erupt over political divisiveness. Undersheriff Ames also defends the “Constitutional County” resolution adopted by commissioners calling it “a way to have our voices heard,” by the governor’s
Elko City Fire Chief Matt Griego joins Elko City Manager Curtis Calder on the radio show to announce retirement and plans for advancing Deputy Fire Chief Jack Snyder. The city council is hosting their regular meeting meeting at the Elko Convention Center in anticipation of community discussion on COVID-19 masking