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WCSD Board President issues statement following conflicts over COVID-19 mandates

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Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County School District Board President announced Thursday that the next meeting of the Board of Trustees meeting will be held virtually after she said several attendees refused to adhere to state mandated COVID-19 guidelines at the March 30 in-person meeting.

In a statement, Dr. Angie Taylor said the attendees “confronted and harassed staff members when staff asked them to comply.” At one point, students were reportedly moved to a different location because of rising tensions between attendees and staff.

The decision was made to hold the April 13 meeting virtually and according to Taylor “was based on several incidents related to COVID-19 mandates, including confrontational behavior that resulted in a tense and unsafe environment.”

“It is my hope to return to in-person meetings as soon as possible, but when we do return to in-person meetings, it is also my hope that all participants will comply with COVID-19 mandates as well as cooler heads prevailing to allow the Board to conduct its business meetings in an environment that is safe and free from harassment,” Taylor said.

The next meeting will be held virtually April 13 at 2 p.m. It can be watched live on YouTube. Public comment may be sent via email to publiccomments@washoeschools.net.

Washoe County School District President Angie Taylor. WCSD photo.
Washoe County School District President Angie Taylor. WCSD photo.(KOLO)

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