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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 24: Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara (R) visits Dana Dyer and her students as she teaches an online seventh grade algebra class from her empty classroom at Walter Johnson Junior High School on the first day of distance learning for the CCSD amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on August 24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CCSD, the fifth-largest school district in the United States with more than 315,000 students, decided to start the school year with a full-time distance education instructional model as part of its Reopening Our Schools Plan due to health and safety concerns over the pandemic. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Clark County School Board at a meeting on Thursday voted 4-3 to terminate Superintendent Jesus Jara’s contract. His contract was terminated “for convenience” meaning no reason had to given for the decision.

Jara was present at the meeting and asked to be excused and left the meeting immediately after the vote was taken. Before leaving the meeting, Jara said that the “well being and academic success” of students had been his major focus and that the school board didn’t share the same vision.

The school board was scheduled to vote later on whether or not to keep school board president Linda Cavazos in her post.

Last night’s meeting and vote to terminate Jara’s contract was the culmination of a year or so of contention between the parties as it was the second time that the board had considered ending Jara’s employment. Jara had been under fire for his handling of the Covid pandemic along with some other issues.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.