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Douglas County School Board News

Here you can find updates on school board meetings, upcoming We Deserve A Better Board Events, messages for our members, and links to media coverage of the Douglas County School Board.

Meeting Information

Next School Board Meeting

May 21st, 4:00pm

Douglas High School 

​Regular Board Meeting &

Budget Hearing

Next We Deserve A Better
Board Event

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Media Coverage of the Douglas County School Board

April 2024

Dwyer says she won't apply for Douglas Schools Superintendent

Douglas County School Board Denies Jeannie Dwyer as New Superintendent

Douglas County School Board votes to not hire Jeannie Dwyer as permanent superintendent

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Seeking Records from School Board Trustees

March 2024

Douglas County School Board Missteps in Offer to Interim Superintendent, Special Meeting Planned(South Tahoe Now)

School Board President Comments on Possible Open Meeting Law Violation (KOLO TV)

School Board Offers Job to Acting Superintendent (Record Courier)

February 2024

Opinion: Douglas County's Messy School Superintendent Search Implodes (Nevada Independent)

School Board Offers Superintendent Position to Ramirez (Record Courier)

​Douglas County Superintendent Hire has Extensive Criminal, Mismanagement History; Lied on Application (Carson Now)

December 2023

School Board President Bypasses Collaboration (Record Courier)

Douglas School District on Track with Hefty Legal Bill (Record Courier)

Douglas County School District Hemorrhages Personnel as Gilbert Fees Continue to Rise (Record Courier)

October 2023

Attorney Replies to Call to Reduce Mounting Bill (Record Courier)

The MAGA Lawyer Who's Draining A Nevada School District's Coffers (The New Republic)

Gilbert Vows Lower Rates for Douglas County Schools as Legal Bills Threaten Budget (The Nevada Independent)

Douglas County School District Best in the State (Record Courier)

Superintendent Responds to Surprise Contract Vote (Record Courier)

Douglas County School Board Reverses Course, Keeps Superintendent in Place (The Nevada Independent)

After Overwhelming Support and Surprise Vote, Keith Lewis to remain as Douglas County Schools Superintendent (My News 4)

In Surprise Vote, Douglas County School Board will Retain Superintendent (Carson Now)

Public Calls for Resignation of Douglas County School Board, Teachers Threaten to Leave Due to Board Politics (Carson Now)

Douglas County School Board to Vote on Superintendent Exit (Sierra Nevada Ally)

Joey Gilbert's Latest Bill for Douglas County School Legal Fees is Double Previous Month's (The Nevada Independent)

Attorney Joey Gilbert Charged Douglas School District Over $100k in Two Months Alone Despite Yearly Budget of $160k (Carson Now)

Tensions Over Joey Gilbert Contract, Lack of Communication Preceded Douglas School District Superintendent's Likely Departure (My News 4)

Douglas Superintendent Fired by School Board Following 29 Years of Service, Must Pay Salary for One Year (Carson Now)

Exclusive: DCSD Terminates Employment Contract With School Superintendent (The Nevada Globe)

After Months of Tension, Douglas School Board to Consider Firing Superintendent (The Nevada Independent)

Superintendent, School Board Reach Deal on His Departure (Record Courier)

Former School Board Trustee Hales: Claim 'inaccurate and inexcusable' (Record Courier)

September 2023

Joey Gilbert and Team's Novel Legal Advice to Douglas County School Board Draws Scrutiny (The Nevada Independent)

Hiring Joey Gilbert as Douglas County School District's Legal Counsel May Have Been a Bad Idea (The Nevada Independent)

Joey Gilbert Ordered to Pay $161,000 in Attorneys Fees to Lombardo Over Failed Election Challenge (The Nevada Independent)

Douglas County Schools See High Fees, Rocky Meetings After Hiring Lawyer Joey Gilbert (The Nevada Independent)

Trustee Questions Gilbert Contract (Record Courier)

Gilbert Outsourced $21,000 in First Month with Douglas School District, Legality of Contract Questioned by Trustees (Carson Now)

Joey Gilbert Charges Douglas Schools $35K in August Alone; 'Concerning' Policy Changes Proposed to Limit Public Involvement (Carson Now)

Board Touts Newsletter Over Comment (Record Courier)

Policy Fight Consumes School Board (Record Courier)

Update: School Board Proposes Gag Order (Record Courier)

August 2023

Rally Explores Options for School Board (Record Courier)

School Board Accused of Open Records Violation (Record Courier)

Revelations Shouldn't Be a Surprise (Record Courier)

July 2023

Joey Gilbert and Douglas County School Board are Fighting Against Reality (The Nevada Independent)

Douglas County School Trustee President calls Commenter 'Piece of Sh*t' during Joey Gilbert Hearing (Carson Now)

Douglas County School Board President Admits Hot Mic Slur (Tahoe Daily Tribune)

Joey Gilbert Hired as New Legal Counsel for Douglas County Schools (The Nevada Independent)

Joey Gilbert Chosen as New Douglas County School District Counsel after 'Embarrassing' Meeting (My News 4)

Reno Attorney Joey Gilbert Hired by Douglas County School Board (Record Courier)

Transgender Debate May Have Spurred Attorney Change (Record Courier)

Douglas County School Board Expected to Fire Legal Counsel, Retain Joey Gilbert (The Nevada Globe)

Douglas School Board Seeks to Hire Joey Gilbert (Record Courier)

May 2023

Douglas County School Board Chooses Culture War Nonsense Over Helping Students (The Nevada Independent)

Exclusive: DCSD Board President Questions Motivations of Superintendent (The Nevada Globe)

Douglas County School Board Postpones Decision on Transgender Policy Until June (Carson Now)

Transgender Debate Packs School Board Meeting (Record Courier)

Advocates: Proposed Douglas County Policy for Transgender Students is 'dehumanizing' (The Nevada Independent)

DCSB President Speaks Out in Defense of Girls Sports and Private Spaces (The Nevada Globe)

ACLU NV Threatens Lawsuit Against Douglas County School District (The Nevada Globe)

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