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School Superintendent Requests Decorum and Respect At School Board Meeting

Barry Simpson, Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, started off last Thursday’s Bishop school board meeting with a request for decorum and respect, following a contentious August meeting on state-mandated masks. His ask seemed to have an impact. Those who addressed the board arguing against masks, COVID testing, vaccines and even Critical Race Theory, a class […]

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Increase in Covid-19 Cases Results In Lack of Staffing Causing The Temporary Closure of Mammoth Middle and High Schools

Increase in COVID-19 Cases Results in Lack of Staffing to Support In-Classroom Instruction September 20, 2021 – Dr. Richard O. Johnson, Acting Public Health Officer for Mono County, has issued a Local Health Order (Order) requiring the closure of in-person instruction at Mammoth Middle School and Mammoth High School due to an outbreak of positive […]

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Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Bishop School Bus

On 09/16/21 at approximately 1:44 PM, a Bishop Unified School District school bus, loaded with multiple school aged children, was traveling in the slow lane of northbound US-395 near Jay Street in Bishop. At the same time, Christopher Rufener of Mohave Valley, AZ, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, in the fast lane of […]

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BUHS Tennis Hosts Golden Valley

Bishop hosted the undefeated Golden Valley Bulldogs on Thursday. This was the first match for the Broncos this year.  The team only has 4 returning players. The Broncos were unable to win a set but still played some great tennis.   Final score, Golden Valley 9 Bishop 0. Jacee Carpenter played #1 singles scores 3-6 2-6 […]

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Bronco Football Away Game Cancelled

Hello Everyone- Unfortunately,  Varsity Yerington football scheduled for Saturday, August 28th has been cancelled due to not having enough numbers.  The JV game at Yerington at 4:30PM is still on pending an air quality check Saturday morning.  We are still looking for games to fill the Varsity void and I will update you soon as I […]

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Cerro Coso Vaccine and Mask Policy

PRESS RELEASE Cerro Coso to Require Vaccination and Masks this Fall Cerro Coso Community College (CCCC) announced today that it will require all students and employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1, 2021 and masks are to be worn at all times in its facilities. The announcement follows the Kern Community College […]

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Bishop Schools Statement on Mask Mandate for the Upcoming School Year

  At Monday night’s school board meeting, superintendent, Katie Kolker, spoke about the schoolwide plan being implemented to adhere to the mask mandate for schools and how they are planning on keeping the children safe.   The plan is pretty straight forward. Masks inside, social distancing outside, rapid response testing in house if necessary. The […]

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Lady Broncos Wrap Up Award Winning Year

Bishop Lady Varsity Soccer team finished the regular season games first in High Desert League with 5 wins and 1 loss.    This season’s athletic awards were presented to the following: Scholar Athlete Award – presented to athletes who have maintained honor roll status, with a 3.5 + GPA, during season: Morgan Booth Brooklyn Braaten […]

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Inyo Students Return to School for ABC’s, a Masking Requirement

Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Barry Simpson, confirmed that school will be in-person for all students, however, masking requirements for all students and staff will remain in place. He emphasized that this is not a local decision; there are state guidelines that they must follow. What of those who cannot for health or other reasons […]

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