Friday’s podcast: A conversation with Derek Bub

On July 1, Derek Bub became superintendent of the West Ada School District — just in time for the delta variant surge.

His first two months on the job have been consumed by the debate over school pandemic protocols. Last week, Bub reinstated a mask mandate for students and staff.

On this week’s Kevin Richert Podcast, Bub talks about the decisionmaking process, and non-COVID issues facing the state’s largest school district.

Check our Soundcloud page Friday morning for this week’s 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

About 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 KIVI 6 On Your Side; "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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