By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Cheney school board meeting ends abruptly


Last updated 3/5/2022 at 4:37pm

Jonathan Olsen-Koziol | Cheney Free Press

Cheney resident Ivan Khala, right, gets into an intense talk with Cheney School Board President Mitch Swenson.

CHENEY – School Board President Mitch Swenson ended the in-person board meeting Feb. 23 when resident Ivan Khala refused to follow coronavirus mandates.

"Unfortunately, we had to go to virtual and call the police because he refused to," a visibly frustrated Swenson said. "I don't know what to say."

Khala, however, downplayed the disruption.

"That's how you do it," Khala said.

Khala said he believes the School Board should do everything in its power to end mask mandates.

He disagrees with any of the reasons given not to, including the threat from the state Office of Superintendent of Pu...

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