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NU Closes Due To Insufficient Teacher Staffing

Nevada Union High School closed on Thursday, due to a lack of teachers. Principal Kelly Rhoden estimates around 40-percent were not going to be in the classroom.  The situation stems from the School Board approving a resolution, at a special meeting Tuesday night, that the indoor mask mandate will no longer be enforced. Teachers say that violates the Memorandum of Understanding that any changes should be negotiated first…

click to listen to Kelly Rhoden

Meanwhile, teachers union president, Eric Mayer, says this was not an organized walkout. He says they wet with administration officials Thursday afternoon. But the Board has shown no interest in getting together. He’s not sure enough teachers will show up on Friday, to reopen the campus. And although he says violation of the MOU is the main concern, most teachers oppose not enforcing a mandate…

click to listen to Eric Mayer

Mayer also questions the timing of the action, with the state possibly lifting the mandate as soon as Monday.

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