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July 16, 2019

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Washoe County school district boss taking leave of absence

RENO — Washoe County's school superintendent is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons.

The school district said in a statement from Reno headquarters School Board President Katy Simon Holland accepted Traci Davis' application for a leave of absence for an indefinite period of time on Tuesday.

In the meantime, Deputy Superintendent Kristen McNeill will serve as the acting superintendent.

McNeill has served in a variety of positions in her 26 years with the district, including teacher, principal and chief of staff.

Simon Holland said in a statement Tuesday the staff and students will be in "good hands" under her temporary leadership.