Lyon County Board of Education approves superintendent contract

Pictured, from left, are Denny Gray, Kent Schoonover, Josh Patton and Robert Parker, along with the superintendent, school board attorney, and remaining board member discussed a resolution that supports Council for Better Education, Inc., a group suing for litigation against House Bill 563. The board approved the resolution.

Construction updates, a resolution and the superintendent contract were the order of the day for the Lyon County Board of Education during Monday’s meeting.

Superintendent Russ Tilford’s new contract was approved following an executive session, making him the superintendent until June 30, 2026.

Tilford reported updates on the high school and elementary school. He said there is no reason construction improvements can’t be done before the first week of September, when students are set to start classes.

The superintendent also noted that the addition to the high school is expected to be finished in October. A change order for flooring was voted on and appr- oved by the board. Tilford noted there are change orders to be discussed at the next meeting.

The only item of contention for the board was the Council for Better Education, Inc. (CBE) resolution.

CBE is opposing the tax credits outlined in House Bill 563. The resolution supports their efforts and provides a little more than $400 to assist in their litigation.

“The only thing CBE is questioning is the constitutionality of the tax credits,” Tilford said.

Two members abstained from voting. The resolution was approved with a majority vote.