By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

COVID protocols heat up school board meeting


Last updated 2/17/2022 at 10:10am

Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

A speaker addresses the Cheney School Board over its continuing COVID-19 measures.

CHENEY – Emotions were high again during the public participation segment of the Feb. 8 School Board meeting.over COVID-19 safety protocols like school mask mandates and social distancing requirements that removed lunch tables, forcing students to sit in rows and eat lunch from trays in their lap.

Ivan Khala, a frequent contributor at the board meetings, let his thoughts be known.

"Since the school board directors are voted in by the people, the people should have a say in mask-wearing," Khala said.

He grilled the board about its perceived roles in the safety protocols, speaking past his...

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