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Nampa’s newbies: meet the School Board’s newest members

Brian McGourty was newly appointed to the Nampa School Board in 1991 when the district’s teachers went on strike. The work stoppage ran four days and ended Sept. 20; teachers have not gone on strike since, in Nampa or anywhere else in Idaho.

Around that time, Mike Fuller was a junior high school student, but a busy one, working a paper route in the morning, playing for his school football and baseball teams after class.

The May elections ushered in two newcomers to the Nampa School Board: McGourty, a 61-year-old optometrist, and Fuller, a 35-year-old LDS Church seminary teacher. Despite differing backgrounds, they see the challenges before them in much the same way.

To see where the newcomers stand on the district’s labor negotiations, the need to run another tax levy — and more — read my Idaho Education News article.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News ( Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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