Episode 24: A challenging start for West Ada’s Derek Bub

Derek Bub took over as West Ada School District superintendent on July 1 — just in time for the latest and most severe surge of the coronavirus to wreak havoc on school reopening plans.

This week on the Kevin Richert Podcast, Bub explains his decision to reinstate a mask mandate, the politics of pandemic protocols in his community — and his vision for Idaho’s largest school district.

Check our Soundcloud page every Friday morning for the podcast. While there, check out these other recent episodes:

  • Episode 23: A conversation about crisis and opportunity (guests, Idaho Education Association Executive Director Paul Stark and IEA President Layne McInelly)
  • Episode 22: Discussing Idaho’s COVID-19 crisis, with Dr. David Pate
  • Episode 21: A tumultuous summer in the Boise School District (guests, trustees Maria Greeley and Andy Hawes)


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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