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Washoe County School District

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The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees has decided not to move forward with changing the bell schedule for K-12 students. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck has been following this issue with Fiona Perreault, a student reporter with our youth media program. They spoke to News Director Michelle Billman about the community concerns that swayed this decision.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Kristen McNeill is standing behind a podium in front of district staff. She is speaking into a microphone while announcing her upcoming retirement.
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The head of the Washoe County School District announced Thursday she will retire at the end of the school year.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

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KUNR is providing updates on the Dixie Fire as they relate to Susanville and our listening area. Visit our live blog to view recent updates.

The Dixie Fire, the largest single wildfire in California’s history, continues to burn about 100 miles northwest of Reno. Now officially a month old, the blaze has destroyed hundreds of homes and it’s torched more than 500,000 acres in Plumas and Lassen National Forests. KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick spoke with senior reporter Paul Boger to get the latest details on the fire and more.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

KUNR Today: Students Back In Washoe County Schools, Sisolak Names New Chief Of Staff

Aug 10, 2021
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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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A student-led group has been advocating for more inclusive classroom environments in Washoe County. KUNR Youth Media reporter Nick Stewart talked to student organizers to learn more.

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$2.7 billion. That’s the amount lawmakers have accepted as the state’s share of federal coronavirus relief funds appropriated under the American Rescue Plan. The money is intended to provide support to struggling families and businesses. It’s also meant to help offset some of the costs associated with mitigating the spread of COVID-19, and lawmakers are wasting no time in dipping into those funds.

To talk about that and more, KUNR Morning Edition host Noah Glick checked in with senior reporter and political editor Paul Boger.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

WCSD Superintendent Kristen McNeill is sitting next to Board President Angie Taylor behind a folding table with a black table cloth. Both are looking down as McNeill reads prepared remarks.
Paul Boger / KUNR

Washoe County schools will soon form a task force to evaluate the district’s potential K-5 grade social justice curriculum. The group will examine teaching materials on topics such as racism and equality. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Washoe County School District Superintendent Kristen McNeill to learn more.

Exterior of the Washoe County School District administration building.
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The Washoe County School Board is creating a task force to review materials related to the district’s K-5 social justice curriculum. The board formed the task force after hours of public comment in opposition to social justice being taught in schools.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of June 3, 2021.

KUNR Today: Mask Confusion In Washoe Co. Schools, How Vaccination Rates Impact Herd Immunity

May 18, 2021
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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

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