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New Nevada Co Schools Chief Ready

For the first time in 10 years, Nevada County has a new Superintendent of Schools. Scott Lay took over August 1st, on at least an interim basis, through the end of next year, after Holly Hermanson retired before her term expired at the end of next year. But he hopes to be around much longer. He says he plans to run for the office, when it comes up for election in June of 2018…

click to listen to Scott Lay

Lay had been principal/superintendent of Clear Creek School in Grass Valley for the last 16 years, plus another 9 years as a teacher. He says, so far, he hasn’t noticed a dramatic difference in the job demands. But funding for Special Education from the Trump Administration will be a big concern. He describes the situation as “dismal”…

click to listen to Scott Lay

Lay says only 17-cents on every education dollar mandated by the state goes to special-ed. Another thing that will be keeping him busy for a while is going over the new state test scores, which come out on the 28th. He says some students are still struggling with taking the tests on computers, instead of with pencil and paper.

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