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INTERVIEW: School Board President Dr. Angie Taylor


Dr. Angie Taylor is the president of the Washoe County School Board of Trustees. In this interview we discuss school overcrowding, the upcoming ballot tax initiative and what it will fund and what Dr. Taylor would like to see improved with the board. Watch the video above or listen to the entire interview below (or on iTunes).


Dr. Angie D. Taylor has a long history of excellent leadership, people development and community service. In the fall of 2014 she was appointed to the Washoe County School District’s Board of Trustees, becoming the first African American to serve in that capacity. In addition to serving on the WCSD Board, Taylor is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Guardian Quest, Inc., an organization specializing in providing training, organizational development and leadership solutions for corporate, government, educational and military clients across North America.

She is also the Founder/CEO of ExcelQuest Community Development Corporation, a training agency that works specifically with the faith-based community and small non-profit organizations.

School Overcrowding Meetings

The school district is holding a number of meetings about school overcrowding.

“The community meetings are designed to offer residents an opportunity to provide input about the overcrowding issues and impacts on the 64,000 students who attend school in Washoe County,” according to a statement from the district. “The district is seeking input on issues including how it spends construction and repair funding. At the meetings, District staff will make presentations about what WCSD is facing without adequate funding, and how additional funding would be spent.”

The meeting schedule:

Thursday, May 19
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
O’Brien Middle School Gymnasium
10500 Stead Blvd.

Monday, May 23
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Depoali Middle School Cafeteria
9300 Wilbur May Pkwy.

Thursday, May 26
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
McQueen High School Theatre
6055 Lancer St.

Saturday, June 4
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Procter Hug High School
2880 Sutro St.

Monday, June 13
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Reed High School Theatre
1350 Baring Blvd.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.




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