Nevada Ed-Watch: 06/23/22

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.


Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding:

  • Student safety and bullying
  • Support staff salaries
  • Qualifications for substitute teachers
  • District staff responsiveness
  • Equity in school district policies

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (5-1-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Trustees Heard a Presentation on Teacher Retention

Staff presented on the current state of teaching positions and vacancies in the District. From the 2016-2017 school year to the 2021-2022 school year, student enrollment decreased by 15,777 students and the licensed employee count decreased by 56 employees. Initial findings from staff include a significant increase in the number of planned licensed positions over the last seven years is outpacing the number of teachers the district can hire; and planned full-time equivalent positions include attempts to reduce class sizes and an increase in non-classroom licensed positions.

Staff also provided a vacancy update thus far for the 2022-2023 school year. Schools with the highest vacancy percentages are concentrated around the North Las Vegas area, with the highest vacancy percentages ranging between 20% and 40.74%. Seventy-nine percent of students at schools with at least a 20% teacher vacancy percentage are Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino.

School impact findings include vacancy rates not equitably distributed among all schools and student groups, as well as a challenge for the District in serving the schools with the greatest need and providing smaller class sizes for all students. Steps that were recommended include increased marketing for the new starting teacher salaries; incentivizing licensed staff to be hired and retained at schools with the greatest need; exploring alternate certification pathways and licensing requirements and reciprocity; and improving working conditions through implementing Multi-Tier Systems of Support and capacity-building for new and/or struggling teachers. 

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Held a Public Hearing on and Approved a New Memorandum of Agreement Between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association Regarding Article 19-4-2 of the Negotiated Agreement (5-1-0)

Trustees approved a new Memorandum of Understanding between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association that provides that any bus driver or special education bus driver starting between January 1, 2022 and July 1, 2022, will move to Step B-1 and will remain at that step until the one-year anniversary of their hire date.

One trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Explore the Memorandum of Agreement and public hearing materials.

Trustees Held a Public Hearing on and Approved a Second Amendment to the Negotiated Agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employee Association Regarding Changes in Language in Article 20 (5-1-0)

Trustees approved a second amendment to the negotiated agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employee Association’s 2021-2023 Negotiated Agreement.  The amendment increases the contribution by CCSD to the ESEA Group Health Insurance program, with a fiscal impact of $6.6 million.

One trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Explore the amendment and public hearing materials.

Trustees Held a Public Hearing on and Approved an Amendment to the Negotiated Agreement between CCSD and the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees (CCASAPE) Regarding Article 16-3 (6-0)

Trustees approved an amendment to the Negotiated Agreement between CCSD and CCASAPE. The amendment to Article 16-3 changes the language to provide clarity to procedures regarding placement of administrators on the approved salary scale and brings the Article into compliance with SB 293 of the 2021 Legislature.  There is no fiscal impact to this amendment.

Explore the amendment and public hearing materials.

Trustees Held a Public Hearing on and Approved the New Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the CCASAPE Regarding Summer Pay for Principals Recently Moved to 12-Month Contracts (6-0)

Trustees conducted a public hearing on and approved a new Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and CCASAPE to address pay for certain principals who were recently moved to 12-month contracts and who will be working during June (and in some cases July) in the Extended School Year program, or who will be opening new schools or replacement schools. The fiscal impact of the Memorandum is approximately $560,000.

Explore the Memorandum of Agreement and public hearing materials.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Public comment periods at CCSD Board of Trustees meetings
  • Literacy and mathematics goals
  • Improving educational equity and strategies for increasing educational equity

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for July 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 06/09/2022

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.


Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on Facebook or CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding:

  • New starting salaries and existing teacher salaries
  • Community representation
  • Teacher retention
  • School safety
  • School accountability for child endangerment and neglect
  • Student outcomes and perception of Trustees to students
  • District workplace culture
  • School funding
  • Trustee behavior
  • Union representation
  • Student safety
  • Workplace discrimination

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (5-2)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees approved the consent agenda, pulling items 3.37 – Appointment of Bond Oversight Committee members, and 3.38 – CCSD Regulation 5114.1, Discipline: Suspension Procedures. One nominee on Item 3.37 was approved to serve on the Committee by a 7-0 vote, while the other nominee was not approved. Item 3.38 passed separately by a 6-1 vote.

Trustees Heard a Presentation on Focus 2024: Strategic Plan Update – Student Discipline

Staff presented on student suspensions and discretionary expulsions, which are tracking higher during the 2021-2022 school year. Staff noted that the 2020-2021 data is not comparative because at the time the data was pulled, the school year had not yet been completed. Through March 11, 2022, there have been 18,860 student suspensions (compared with 19,631 for the full 2019-2020 school year) and 733 discretionary expulsions (compared with 625 for the full 2019-2020 school year).

Challenges include disproportionality, major disciplinary infractions, and Q3 history; district successes include external stakeholder collaboration and data tracking. Next steps include revising the CCSD Pre-K-12 Student Code of Conduct in June and Student Record Guidance in July 2022.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Heard a Presentation on Focus 2024: Strategic Plan Update – Nevada System of Higher Education Remediation Rates

Staff presented on higher education remediation rates. Remediation is defined as students who are enrolled in remedial math or English coursework at a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution. Remediation rates are annually provided by NSHE; the system is in the process of changing the remediation structure into a corequisite support model, where students take simultaneous support classes alongside college classes.

The NSHE remediation dashboard has been redesigned, which creates consistency issues in reporting metrics, but some data on remediation for the Class of 2020 year was provided: 27% of CCSD students attending College of Southern Nevada took remedial coursework, 39% attending UNLV needed remedial coursework, and 31% of UNR students needed remedial coursework. It was noted that the Class of 2020 was particularly challenging for students transitioning from high school into college due to the pandemic.

Successes include increasing access to dual enrollment programs, implementing professional learning for counselors, and tailoring individualized professional learning for AP teachers. Challenges include continuing to focus to ensure all students have access to rigorous coursework.

A revised theory of action was presented, given new approaches to remediation: “If we monitor deliberate systems at all grade levels for course enrollment in CCSD, college remediation instances will decrease.” Next steps will include expansion of ad hoc reports for rigorous course enrollment and professional learning for administrators and counselors, and monitoring student enrollment and identifying gaps in rigorous coursework.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Amend CCSD Policy 5127: High School Graduation Requirements (7-0)

Trustees discussed and approved a Notice of Intent to amend CCSD Policy 5127 regarding high school graduation requirements. The proposed changes include adding language regarding College and Career Readiness Diplomas and updating language on curriculum, diploma, and testing requirements.

This item may be submitted for public hearing and possible approval at the Thursday, July 14, Board of Trustees meeting.

Explore the Notice of Intent and proposed changes.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Amend CCSD Regulation 5127: High School Graduation Requirements (6-1)

Trustees discussed and approved a Notice of Intent to amend CCSD Regulation 5127 regarding high school graduation requirements. The proposed changes include updating language on diploma types and including dual enrollment weights on GPA, external credit options, and a cap on weighted GPA calculations. Additionally, the Advanced Honors diploma will continue to be an option for students through the Cohort of 2025.

This item may be submitted for public hearing and possible approval at the Thursday, July 14, Board of Trustees meeting.

Explore the Notice of Intent and proposed changes.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Amend CCSD Regulation 6174: Dual Enrollment Programs (7-0)

Trustees discussed and approved a Notice of Intent to amend CCSD Regulation 6174 regarding dual enrollment. The proposed changes include language clarifying dual enrollment procedures and how credits are granted.

This item may be submitted for public hearing and possible approval at the Thursday, July 14, Board of Trustees meeting.

Explore the Notice of Intent and proposed changes.

Trustees Held a Public Hearing on and Approved New Memoranda of Agreements Regarding the Negotiated Agreements between CCSD and the Clark County Education Association, Education Support Employees Association, Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees, Police Officers Association, and the Police Administrators Association (4-1-2)

Trustees conducted a public hearing on and approved various new Memoranda of Agreements between CCSD and several Unions regarding retention bonuses, increases in teacher starting salaries, changes to the sick leave pool and professional growth system, elimination of the spring surplus, additional amounts to be paid to health savings plans, and suspending Article 18-9, in which a buyout is performed for teachers/employees who have reached 29 years of service and have at least 100 sick days; that suspension will be in effect from 2023-2025. The total fiscal impact of these agreements is up to $167,315,000.

One Trustee abstained from the vote on this item.

Explore the fiscal impact assessments summary and the Memoranda of Agreements.

Explore written public comment submitted on this agenda item.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Teachers Health Trust
  • Trustee behavior
  • Possible retaliatory efforts towards employees
  • Inadequate school facilities for extreme heat conditions
  • Student and faculty safety and security issues
  • School health clinics
  • Temporary employee bonuses
  • Teacher pay and retention

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for June 23, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 05/19/2022

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.


Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on Facebook or CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding:

  • Graduation dress code and cultural, heritage, and identity-based graduation attire
  • Teachers Health Trust communication and issue mitigation
  • Operational efficiency of elementary schools
  • Teacher retention efforts
  • Health checks
  • Gender identity and CCSD protocols
  • Designated safe spaces in schools
  • Potentially inappropriate reading assignments and material
  • Site-based decision-making

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (4-2)

Trustees approved the Consent Agenda, removing item 3.02 – Grant Application and Notice of Subaward: COVID-19 Public Health Preparedness Program for a separate discussion and vote.

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Members of the public provided comments on the implementation of the COVID-19 Public Health Preparedness Program, unified personnel employment, implementation of the Title VI Indian Education Program, Nevada State College Academic Support, student expulsions, and the 2022A Building Bond Resolution.

Staff provided additional clarification on Item 3.02 – Grant Application and Notice of Subaward: COVID-19 Public Health Preparedness Program; this grant is allocated for COVID-19 contact tracing, testing, and other mitigation strategies for in-person learning. The project period is anticipated to be May 20, 2022 – June 30, 2023, for an anticipated cost of $2.7 million. The cost of the program is covered by federal grant funding, not from the General Fund or ESSER funding. This item passed on a separate vote, 5-1.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Amend Clark County School District Regulation 5131, Dress and Appearance (6-0)

Trustees discussed and approved a Notice of Intent to amend CCSD Regulation 5131 related to student dress code. Proposed changes include adding non-discrimination language in alignment with The CROWN Act, changes to the Standard Student Attire policy, and the inclusion of non-gender specific language regarding Standard Student Attire clothing options.

This item will be submitted for public hearing and possible approval at the Thursday, June 9, Board of Trustees meeting.

Explore the Notice of Intent and proposed changes.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Amend Regulation 4280, Dress and Grooming: All Employees (5-1)

Trustees discussed and approved a Notice of Intent to amend CCSD Regulation 4280 relating to employee dress and grooming standards. Proposed changes include adding non-discrimination language in alignment with The CROWN Act and the inclusion of non-gender specific language regarding employee attire and grooming standards.

This item will be submitted for public hearing and possible approval at the Thursday, June 9, Board of Trustees meeting.

Explore the Notice of Intent and proposed changes.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Amend Regulation 5114.1, Discipline: Suspension Procedures (6-0)

Trustees discussed and approved a Notice of Intent to amend CCSD Regulation 5114.1 relating to student suspensions. The proposed changes include updating the definition of significant suspensions (required by AB 67 of the 2021 Nevada Legislature), requiring a consultation process before suspending students who are experiencing homelessness or residing in foster care, and adding in language regarding the suspension appeal process and the hearing process.

After public comment and Trustee discussion, the motion passed with an additional change to include the teacher or staff member who removed the student from the classroom in a required conference with the student, parent/guardian, and principal, assistant principal, or student success coordinator.  This conference is required to take place within three school days of suspension.

This item will be submitted for public hearing and possible approval at the Thursday, June 9, Board of Trustees meeting.

Explore the Notice of Intent and proposed changes.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • District curriculum
  • District performance
  • Medical care concerns and communications
  • Student and staff safety
  • Adding foster care students as a student demographic in data presentations
  • Law enforcement support

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for June 9, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 5/17/2022

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.


Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Clark County School District “Focus on the Future for Kids” Community Update

What happened at this meeting?

Clark County School District staff provided a brief update on how the District has allocated and is implementing American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds.

Background:

CCSD was allocated $777 million from the federal government for continued pandemic response and relief. This update staff is part of the ESSER III timeline in Phase 2, in which CCSD staff reports back to the community on implementation and plan refreshments.

Summary:

Staff noted that many initial estimates on project investments were low and project scopes were narrow, and the District has since gone through an exercise to prioritize these projects.

Spending priorities were divided into five broad categories, with each category having line-items for projects and how success will be measured in each category:

  • Student Success: 76.76% of ESSER III funds
    • Projects include summer learning, Tier I instructional materials for science and English Language Arts, a direct allocation to elementary schools, online curriculum and instructional resources, technology upgrades, social and emotional learning materials, and mental health services, among others.
    • Measures of success: MAP results, high school students on track to graduate, percentage of graduates with a College and Career Ready diploma, and Panorama student mental health indicators
  • Teachers, Principals, and Staff: 12.88% of ESSER III funds
    • Projects include $2,000 retention bonuses, educator pipeline programs, relocation and retention bonuses, teacher leadership pathways, and Urban Leader Pathway programs, among others.
    • Measures of success: Open teaching positions by October 1, teacher retention rate, and new classroom teachers hired
  • COVID-19 Mitigation: 9.42% of ESSER III funds
    • Projects include health services, operations, indirect costs, and charter school pass-thru funding.
    • Measures of success: Teacher attendance, student attendance
  • Parent and Community Support: 0.91% of ESSER III funds
    • The project includes improving data transparency and accountability, including building an online resource and reporting platform that provides student outcome data, financial data, and other information regarding school performance and accountability. It will be aggregated and available on a district-wide basis for public consumption.
    • Measures of success: Community members engaged in Focus on the Future for Kids
  • Balanced Governance and Leadership: 0.04% of ESSER III funds
    • Projects include ESSER III accountability, communication, and transparency, and CCSD strategic planning
    • Measure of success: Annual report on ESSER III progress and a complete strategic plan refresh

Community members who wanted additional information on ESSER III priorities are encouraged to explore the presentation from the CCSD Board of Trustees meeting from April 28. The presentation can be found here.

The original Focus on the Future for Kids Community Advisory Committee Final Synthesis Report dated August 26, 2021, can be found here.

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 05/12/2022

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.


Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on Facebook or CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding: 

  • Graduation dress code and cultural, heritage, and identity-based graduation attire
  • Tardy policies
  • Change of School Assignment policies
  • Special interest group presence at school board meetings
  • Teacher and support staff requests from administration
  • Water bottle refilling stations
  • Mental health services in schools
  • Appropriateness of reading material
  • AB 469 compliance and coordination
  • Student voice at school board meetings
  • Respect and trust between support staff and administration

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (6-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Members of the public provided comments on the agreement with United Citizens Foundation, warrants, unified personnel employment, licensed personnel employment, purchase orders, various facilities items, expulsions, an agreement between CCSD and 100 Academy of Excellence, purchasing awards, and the employment agreement of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Trustees Received an Update on Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan on Chronic Absenteeism

Trustees received a presentation and discussed chronic absenteeism as part of CCSD’s Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan. Chronic absenteeism is defined as the total percentage of students who are absent for 10% or more of their enrolled days. The chronic absenteeism rate is continuing to increase, and the district is currently off-target for overall results and status. Other peer districts are seeing similar trends.

Challenges include distance education and distance reporting; successes include partners willing to support chronic absenteeism reduction initiatives and targeted support during school closures. Next steps include continuing student focus group feedback sessions, reviewing the Truancy Prevention Outreach Program in June 2022, and continuing to provide professional learning for clerks and registrars to better understand the attendance coding process.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Received an Update on Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan on Student Safety

Trustees received a presentation and discussed student safety as it relates to the Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan. Student safety is measured by positive responses on four Districtwide Survey items. The board previously approved implementing the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to promote academic achievement, social-emotional growth, and behavioral development.

The survey shows an increase in perceived safety during distance learning in the 2020-2021 school year. For the 2021-2022 school year, the district is falling short on elementary, middle, and high school targets. Challenges include the return to face-to-face learning; successes include an increase in survey participation and results consistent with pre-COVID-19 results across all grade bands. Next steps include analyzing survey results and revising the school performance plan based on the Districtwide Survey results, emphasizing the student code of conduct, districtwide MTSS professional learning this summer, and new resources and student communication materials.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Received and Discussed the Five Year Charter School Site Evaluation Report and Presentation

Trustees received the Five Year Charter School Site Evaluation Report, as required by NRS 388A.223, which requires a sponsor of a charter school to conduct site evaluations of each campus that it sponsors during the first, third, and fifth years after entering or renewing their charter contract. CCSD-sponsored charter schools are now in their fifth year of a six-year performance contract.

Staff reviewed performance of each of the district-sponsored charter schools using metrics in academic, financial, and organizational performance, and rated each metric as “meets standards,” “does not meet standards,” or “falls below standards.” Schools found to have deficiencies were issued notices depending on the severity of the deficiency. Each school’s performance was summarized in the report and accompanying presentation, available below.

Explore the report and the presentation.

Trustees Opened Sealed Bids, Called for Oral Bids, and Adopted a Resolution of Acceptance of Bid for Property Site #064.02 – Rancho Destino Rd. & East Frias Ave. (6-0)

The District received one sealed bid for the sale of the property located at Rancho Destino Rd. and East Frias Ave. There were no oral bids submitted.

Trustees accepted the $530,000 written bid, made by St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission – Las Vegas Real Estate Trust.

Explore the resolution.

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing on and Approved the New Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees Regarding Article 16-9 (6-0)

Trustees approved a new Memorandum of Agreement drafted by CCASAPE and CCSD to modify the contract language in Article 16-9, Executive Manager, Superintendent’s Office, to the current effective day of July 1, 2019 to December 1, 2021.

Explore the fiscal impact summary and the Memorandum of Agreement.

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing on and Approved the New Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees Regarding 11-Month School Principals (6-0)

Trustees approved a new Memorandum of Agreement drafted by CCASAPE and CCSD to modify contract language to change all current 11-month contracts for school principals to 12-month contracts, with an effective date of July 1, 2022. The fiscal impact of this Memorandum of Agreement is approximately $4.1 million.

Explore the fiscal impact summary and the Memorandum of Agreement.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Equity in administration and leadership roles within the district

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for May 16, 2022 @ 5:30pm. This will be a special board meeting regarding adoption of the final budget. The next regular Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for May 19, 2022 @ 5:00pm. 

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Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda and the addendum to the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on Facebook or CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding: 

  • Student safety
  • Restorative justice in schools
  • Teacher pay and retention
  • Recent incidents of school violence and harassment
  • Proposed start time revisions for high schools
  • Student discipline measures

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (5-2)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Members of the public provided comments on student expulsions, contract awards, recommendations of the Sex Education Advisory Committee, Distance Education program renewal, non-renewal of probationary unified and licensed contracts, critical labor shortages, the Magnet Schools Assistance Program, and a right-of-entry item for NV Energy at Western High School.

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing on and Approved a New Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees Regarding Extra-Pay for a 12-Month Administrator with Additional Responsibilities (7-0)

Trustees conducted a public hearing on and approved a new Memorandum of Agreement regarding extra-pay for a 12-month administrator to be on-call for CCSD’s Connection Line support program from April 2 – August 7, 2022. This Memorandum allows the extra pay of $1,762.88.

Explore the Memorandum of Agreement and fiscal impacts of the Memorandum.

Trustees Heard an Update on Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) III

Staff presented an update on federal funding relief allocated to CCSD under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. ESSER III funds were enacted in March 2021 in the amount of $777,849,496 for continued pandemic relief and recovery. Staff reported that it is on time regarding implementation and plan refresh. Spending priorities have been summarized below, and additional details regarding priority areas, related budgets, and success metrics were shared on student success; teachers, principals, and staff; COVID-19 mitigation and other costs; balanced governance and leadership; and parent and community support.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Discussed the Implementation of the Reorganization of CCSD and Compliance with NRS 388G and Passed a Motion to Establish an AB 469 Subcommittee (5-2)

Trustees discussed possible action regarding the implementation of reorganizing CCSD and compliance with NRS 388G, after the most recent Nevada Board of Education meeting, where language revisions were moved forward to a workshop period.

Trustees discussed ideas to bring the district into compliance and align with these changes as they progress. A suggestion to form a board subcommittee to monitor compliance was brought forward, including discussion on possible composition of that committee, increasing transparency and communication regarding compliance, and ensuring the public has an opportunity to provide feedback to the subcommittee and Board.

The Board passed a motion forming the subcommittee to review AB 469 implementation and ensure any new district policies relating to AB 469 either meet or exceed the conditions and terms of AB 469, noting that any proposed policies must come to the full Board for adoption.

Explore the proposed NRS and NAC language revisions as presented at the April 21 Nevada State Board of Education meeting.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Autism awareness
  • Special education
  • Student and school safety
  • School board etiquette

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for May 12, 2022 @ 5pm. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 04/07/22

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.


Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on Facebook or CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding: 

  • Parent concerns on school-level staff
  • Student concerns regarding school safety
  • Student concerns over Global Community High School policies
  • Elementary school physical education programming
  • District-wide student testing

Explore written public comment.

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

There was no public comment on consent agenda items.

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing and Approved an Amendment to the 2021-2023 Negotiated Agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association Regarding Correction to Pay Matrix Language (6-1-0)

A public hearing took place regarding an amendment to the 2021-2023 negotiated agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association. The amendment modifies language in Articles 19-4, 19-4-2, and 19-4-3 and eliminates the previous column of the pay matrix designated at A1. Employees hired on or after July 1, 2022, will be placed at B1 of the pay matrix. There are no additional costs associated with this amendment.

There was one Trustee abstention on this vote. 

Explore the fiscal impacts summary and agreement.

Trustees Approved ​​a Notice of Intent to Adopt, Repeal, or Amend Clark County School District Regulation 5111: Age of Entrance and Enrollment Identity Documentation Requirements; Policy 5111: Age of Entrance and Enrollment Identity Documentation Requirements; and Regulation 5111.1: Enrollment Identity Documentation Requirements (7-0)

Staff presented these agenda items concurrently (4.02, 4.03, and 4.04). Changes to the language include removing outdated language and replacing the language so it is aligned with Nevada Revised Statutes to be in compliance with legislative action. This language relates to the change in enrollment age for kindergarten, in that a child must be five years of age on or before the first day of the school year to be admitted to kindergarten; prior regulations and policies stated that a child had to be at least age five on or before September 30 of the school year to be admitted to kindergarten. This policy also specifies required documentation to prove the age of the child in order to be enrolled in kindergarten. 

This item will be submitted for approval at the Thursday, May 12, 2022, Board of Trustees meeting. 

Explore the Notice of Intent for Regulation 5111, the Notice of Intent for Policy 5111, and the Notice of Intent for Regulation 5111.1.

Trustees Approved the CCSD 2022-2023 Tentative Budget to be Filed with the State of Nevada (7-0)

Staff presented the tentative 2022-2023 fiscal year budget, to be submitted to the Department of Taxation by April 15. Authorization of the tentative budget and adoption of the final budget is due to be heard May 16. Uncertainties reflected in the budget include enrollment numbers, risk of recession, and partial continuation of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) initiatives after the federal funding period ends.

Student enrollment is expected to be down slightly for the fiscal year, with an expected average daily enrollment of about 300,000 students.

The Pupil-Centered Funding Plan will be fully implemented for the 2022-23 school year, with districts receiving adjusted base funding, weighted funding, and auxiliary service funding. Challenges include fixed costs in schools affecting small schools disproportionately, possible disproportional custodial costs, staffing ratios for 1 and 2-star schools compared to 3, 4, and 5-star schools, and different types of schools with varied needs.

To address these challenges, the district has stratified per-pupil funding by elementary, middle, and high school, type of school, and enrollment. Additional add-on amounts and Hold Harmless ceiling and floors were also established.  Academic leadership, the Business and Finance Unit, principals, and other parties will meet to review methods to improve funding for various types of schools and further update the funding model to better meet the objectives of Focus: 2024 and the needs of students. Staff also provided detail on Weighted Funding formulas for At-Risk, English Learners, and Gifted and Talented programs. 

Total per pupil revenues will be $9,573 this year, a slight increase from $9,466 last fiscal year. General operating revenues are expected to be $2,872,293,000, a change of $7,148,100 from the previous fiscal budget. 

83% of the tentative budget will be spent on salaries and benefits, a decrease from previous years, due to a change in how services for EL students, at-risk students, and Gifted and Talented students are classified in special revenue funds. The remaining 17% includes textbooks/supplies, utilities, professional services, technology, etc. On staffing, about 85% of salaries and benefits are for school-level personnel. Additional details on spending can be found in the budget presentation.

In comparing the 2022-23 tentative budget with last year’s, the district is expecting about $117 million in increased expenditures, attributed primarily to contracts and employee increases and spending down funds that sit in school carryover. The ending fund balance unassigned is projected at $122 million, or 4.25% carryover, a slight increase from last fiscal year.

Explore the budget presentation and budget.

Trustees Discussed the Development and Revision of Policies and Regulations Relating to School District Reorganization

Staff gave an overview on policy recommendations to align district organization with state regulations in NRS 388G and NAC 388G to be in compliance with AB 469. These include recommendations regarding general provisions of these regulations; formation of local school precincts; financial determinations and considerations for local school precincts; management and operation of local school precincts; and monitoring effectiveness of local school precincts. 

These policy recommendations include adding language that documents the requirements for sharing information, transferring responsibilities, and defining site-based decision making, as well as requirements regarding other procedures relating to transferring responsibilities to schools, staff selections, and staff assignments. It also recommends including language in new regulations that document requirements for the selection, placement, and responsibilities of region superintendents and school associate superintendents; budget development; requirements related to School Organizational Teams and School Plans of Operation; requirements for monitoring effectiveness of local school precincts; dispute resolution related to the reorganization of the district; and requirements relating to service level agreements. 

Relating to NAC 388G regulations, the recommendation is to await final action from the Nevada State Board of Education. 

Trustees discussed School Organizational Teams, streamlining supply needs and appeals processes, and ways to increase communication and collaboration among stakeholders. The next steps would be for staff to take the recommendations and feedback from the Trustees to synthesize into a draft to be presented to the board as a Notice of Intent.

Explore the presentation, NRS and NAC language, and the 2018 plan for implementation.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Spelling bee programs in elementary schools
  • Literacy programs
  • Staffing concerns
  • Student discipline and behavior 
  • Concerns over Global Community High School policies
  • Infinite Campus data
  • Special education and IEPs
  • Teacher pay and insurance

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for April 28, 2022 @ 5pm. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 3/24/2022

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Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, March 24, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

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Watch the meeting playback on Facebook or CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding: 

  • Student safety 
  • Recent incidents of violence 
  • Student social-emotional well-being
  • Staffing shortages
  • Zone variances and Change of School Assignment (COSA) policies
  • Mental health of students and staff
  • Procedures relating to dispensing medication in schools 
  • Grading reform procedures implemented 

Explore written public comment.

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (6-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Members of the public provided comments on Memorandum of Understanding between CCSD and the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Program, Memorandum of Understanding between CCSD and 10,000 Kids, Inc., an agreement between CCSD and Nye County School District, unified personnel employment, licensed personnel employment, and District Policy 1101.

Trustees Received an Update on Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan – Winter MAP Growth Data

District staff provided an update on the Focus: 2024 plan on Winter MAP growth. MAP is a standardized interim assessment system, used as a formative tool to guide instruction, monitor student progress, and align professional learning opportunities for educators. MAP assessments are given in English language arts and mathematics, and growth is reported for Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winter MAP assessments took place in November and December 2021. Staff noted that the 2020-2021 MAP assessment (from the 2020-2021 school year) was administered remotely, and had a lower participation rate. Some challenges regarding participation persisted in this year’s MAP assessment.

Staff also referenced a NWEA study on achievement and growth, the link to which can be found here. Two key findings were referenced: the fall 2021 math and reading levels are behind historical averages, and historically marginalized students and high-poverty schools continue to be the most impacted. The CCSD results align with these findings.

Explore the presentation and results from English language arts and mathematics assessments.

Trustees Approved the 2021-2023 Negotiated Agreement between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association (5-1-0)

Staff held a public hearing regarding the agreement between the District and the Clark County Education Association, with no public comment. Staff then gave an overview of the Agreement, which has been extended to June 30, 2023. The Agreement extends most of the previous contract terms and reflects various changes to the agreement mostly as set forth in several Memoranda of Understanding that have been entered into by the District and CCEA. The overall fiscal impact of the two-year Agreement is $3.2 billion.

There was one abstention among the Trustees.

Explore the fiscal impacts summary and the agreement.

Trustees Approved the Memorandum of Agreement between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association for Relocation Bonus (6-0)

Staff held a public hearing regarding this Agreement. Following the hearing, staff gave an overview of a proposed relocation bonus for certain new hires to attract new teachers to the District. The relocation bonus was proposed at $4,000 per applicable employee with a three-year commitment. The fiscal impact of the Agreement is $3.07 million.

Explore the fiscal impacts summary and the agreement.

Trustees Opened Sealed Bids and Called for Oral Bids and Adopted a Resolution of Acceptance of Bid for Property Site #172 – Arden Yard (6-0)

The District received three sealed bids for the sale of the Arden Yard property located in Southwest Las Vegas. The Board opened the sealed bids, then called for oral bids (which had to exceed the highest written bid by five percent).

US Express Carriers obtained the highest bid, both from written bids and oral bids that followed, at $1.9 million.

Explore the resolution here.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Adopt, Repeal, or Amend Clark County School District Regulation 4393 – Accelerated Pathways for Educator and School Psychology Candidates to Complete Student Teaching and Internship Requirements for Licensure (6-0)

Staff gave an overview of a notice of intent for Regulation 4393 (in alignment with SB 352 from the 2021 Legislature) in an effort to remove barriers to CCSD paraprofessionals becoming licensed educators. Under these proposed regulations, current CCSD paraprofessional employees who are enrolled in an educator preparation program will be able to complete an accelerated program of student teaching. Further, current CCSD employees serving as psychological services assistants would be able to simultaneously complete their internships in school psychology.

This item will be submitted for approval at the Thursday, April 21, 2022, Board of Trustees meeting. 

Explore the regulation language here.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Teacher commitment
  • Communications regarding facilities of Global Community High School
  • Bus transportation safety and behavior
  • Early childhood education
  • School safety and mental health resources
  • Curriculum relating to the U.S. Constitution
  • Violence in schools and violence prevention services

Explore more about the meeting from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for April 7, 2022 @ 5pm. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch 03/10/2022

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.


Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, March 10, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on Facebook
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What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding: 

  • Student and teacher safety
  • Class size
  • School zone changes
  • Accommodations for ELL students for the ACT test
  • Teacher retention
  • Absence policies

Explore written public comment.

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (4-3)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

  • A grant application from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program – Nevada Department of Family and Child Services
  • Employment of Licensed Personnel; employment of Unified Personnel; and an employment agreement for Assistant General Counsel and Chief Negotiator. 

Members of the public provided comments on minutes from previous meetings, student expulsions, the grant application from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program, and approval for compensation rates of general counsel.

Trustees Received a Presentation on Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan – Student Discipline

District staff provided an update on the Focus: 2024 plan on student discipline, as it relates to safety and engagement. 

Staff compared student suspensions over the last five years:

Staff also provided a comparison between first semester suspensions among different student demographics:

Staff also provided similar data sets for discretionary expulsions for the 2021-2022 first semester:

Staff noted that while progress has been made on several metrics, there is still work remaining. 

Challenges identified by the District include distance education, disproportionality in the data, and major disciplinary infractions. Successes identified by the District include launching restorative practices in April 2022, external stakeholder collaboration, and data tracking, as well as a dashboard that was launched in the fall. 

Next steps include continuing student town hall meetings and exploring root cause analysis, reengagement with external partners beginning in April, restorative grant applications and implementation of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports beginning in April, revising the CCSD Pre-K-12 Student Code of Conduct, and providing guidance to schools regarding challenging student behavior.

Trustees discussed additional data points regarding student discipline, mental health and other resources, training and development for staff members, parental engagement, and community partnerships. 

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Received a Presentation on Safe Learning and Working Environments

Staff gave an overview of current policies that align with safety and violence in schools, including student discipline and cooperation with law enforcement agencies and student conduct (links to each of the policies and regulations can be found in the presentation). 

Staff also gave an overview of CCSD Police Services’ approach, which includes partnerships, officer training, data collection, referral systems to service providers, alternatives to arrest (including mentorships, truancy prevention, and other outreach programs), and crisis training, among other services provided. An overview of the K-9 program was also provided. This program includes firearm detection canines, random search programs, school presentations and demonstrations, and deployments to school incidents.

Staff provided an update on use-of-force, including the implementation of deescalation training, adding 18 staff members to CCSD Police Services, and introducing a crisis intervention certification. A social worker has also been brought on staff with CCSD Police Services. The Prevention Before Apprehension home outreach program was also discussed as a resource and as a means of building law enforcement and community relations. Other programs, such as SafeVoice, the School Violence Initiative, and Zero Teen Fatalities, were also reviewed.

Staff also provided a log of calls for service:

Per Trustees’ request, Staff also detailed violent acts from 2017-2022:

Staff then reviewed current practices and solutions, including an overview of the Clark County School-Justice Partnership (SJP) program. Members of the program include legislators, faith-based organizations, bargaining units, CCSD, Workforce Connections, City of Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, CCSD Board of Trustees, non-profit organizations, and the Department of Juvenile Justice Services. The SJP started in 2018, and now has several subcommittees: asset mapping and resources; data; restorative practices; communications and training; code of conduct; and legislative.

Staff also presented juvenile referral data by race/ethnicity and by age, noting the disparity in Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino students:

Staff also provided an overview of the School Safety Advisory Committee’s findings, including mandatory reporting of every CCSD firearm incident; strengthening community awareness of SafeVoice; providing crisis response training for students and staff; increasing overall campus security; and implementing optional socio-emotional learning curriculum for students.

The staff concluded with an overview of future work, including building awareness of community-policing efforts; ongoing data monitoring of critical components of the SJP; expanding regional services to support educational outcomes; clarifying outcomes and metrics of SJP; and revamping membership and scope of the SJP and Safety Advisory Committee.

Community engagement meetings, as well as meetings with principals and students, will be scheduled to discuss school violence and safety. Board officers are scheduled to meet to discuss a plan, currently slated to come to the Trustees at the March 24 meeting. 

Explore the presentation.

Learn more about this agenda item from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Whistleblower policies for CCSD employees
  • Improvements to Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Special education student needs at board meetings
  • Dads in Schools program

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for March 24, 2022 @ 5pm. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch 02/24/2022

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.


Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

Can community members engage at Trustee meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Currently, members of the public can submit comments on agenda and non-agenda items through email or voice recording. Public comment can be provided in person, via email, or via voice recording. Email comments should be submitted to Boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net. To submit a voice recording on items listed on the meeting agenda, call 702-799-1166. Voice recorded public comment is limited to 1 minute 30 seconds.


Thursday, February 24, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on Facebook or CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding: 

  • School safety and recent incidents of school violence
  • Teacher retention
  • Swim-related transportation issues
  • American Rescue Plan Act allocations 
  • Playground and recess guidelines
  • COVID-related restrictions relating to parents visiting classrooms

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Members of the public provided comments on minutes from previous meetings, MAP assessments, an interlocal contract regarding Medicaid School Health Services, agreements with the YMCA of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas, a consultant contract for training development services, licensed personnel employment, licensed personnel dismissal recommendations, and purchasing orders.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Adopt, Repeal, or Amend Clark County School District Policy 1101 on School Mascots and Other School Identifiers (6-1)

Staff provided an overview of proposed changes to Policy 1101 that would specify any school mascots, team names, logos, school colors, songs, or school identifiers not be racially discriminatory or contain racially discriminatory language or imagery. Such school identifiers must be respectful of diverse cultural values and reflect a positive school image. School identifiers would also be required to be unique and not duplicate professional, corporate, international, national, or local team mascots. This item will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval on March 24, 2022.

Explore the proposed changes to the policy.

Trustees Approved the 2022 Goals for the Superintendent (6-1)

Trustees approved three goals for the Superintendent in alignment with the Focus: 2024 strategic plan and a February 2, 2022 work session with District staff and Trustees. These goals include increasing the proficiency of students in all racial/ethnic student groups by seven percentage points in reading by Grade 3 and by five percentage points in mathematics in Grades 6-8; decreasing the overrepresentation of the Black/African American student group in student suspensions and discretionary expulsions by five percentage points from 2021 to 2022; and hiring 1,655 classroom teachers (a 25 percent increase from the most recent three-year average) before November 1, 2022.  

Trustees discussed teacher recruitment, teacher retention efforts, vacancy rates, and alignment between the February 2 planning session, strategic plan, and these goals.

Explore the goals presentation.

Trustees Approved Memoranda of Agreement between the Clark County School District and the Education Support Employees Association, the Clark County Education Association, and the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees Regarding Summer Acceleration 2022 (6-1-0)

A public hearing was held for new memoranda of understanding that provides for labor expenditures for the upcoming Summer Acceleration program (May 31 – June 17, 2022), with employees being paid either under their current contracts (with administrators receiving a $400 per day stipend), or additional straight or overtime pay. The fiscal cost of all memoranda is $66,024,000.

There was one abstention for this vote.

Explore the summary of fiscal impacts.

Explore the Memoranda of Agreement

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Inequity among school sports 
  • School safety and recent incidents of school violence
  • Elementary school-level behavioral concerns
  • Teacher and substitute teacher staffing shortages 
  • Special education concerns

Learn more about agenda items from this meeting in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for February 28, 2022 @ 5pm, as a joint meeting with the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission. 

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