Nevada Ed-Watch: 12/8/2022

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, December 8, 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?

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (6-1-0). 

 Consent Agenda Highlights:

  • Grant application for American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds totaling $150 million
  • Grant application for American Rescue Plan ESSER funds to provide evidence-based summer enrichment and after school programs totaling over $12 million.
  • Interlocal agreement between CCSD and the Nevada System of Higher Education to provide electronic transcripts
  • Grant application for the Clean School Bus Rebates Program
  • Employment of unified and licensed personnel

One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Received an Update on Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan Regarding Career and Technical Education, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement

Trustees received a presentation on progress relating to strategic plan goals on career and technical education (CTE), international baccalaureate (IB), and advanced placement (AP) programs in schools.

CTE highlights:

  • CTE enrollment targets were met for most student groups with the exception of white female students in Level 1 CTE programs and African American male students in Level 2 and 3 programs.
  • Challenges for CTE enrollment include a tendency to frame the programs as electives, rather than career readiness programs.
  • Level 3 CTE program completion rates fell short of goal, due in part to pandemic-related challenges.

IB highlights:

  • IB diplomas awarded in CCSD are slightly lower than average compared to similar districts across the country; the target for the 2021-22 school year was missed by 19% due in part to student participation in other programs such as AP and dual enrollment.
  • IB programming has expanded exponentially in CCSD over the years.

AP highlights:

  • AP course enrollment goals were met for most student groups with the exception of Black and Hispanic students.
  • More than 12,000 students earned a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam, slightly under the goal of 14,125.
  • 78.86% of all students enrolled in AP courses took the AP exam, which was short of the 90% goal.
  • Nevada is showing similar trends to states with similar demographics in the area of how many students pass the AP exam.

Explore the presentation

Trustees Approved an Appointment to the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) Board of Control (5-0-2) 

The NIAA Board of Control is the governing board of high school athletics and activities in Nevada. Three of the voting members of the board must be high school parents/guardians, and one must be appointed by CCSD to serve from January 18, 2023 through June 15, 2023.

Trustees approved Deanne M. Riddle, parent of a CCSD high school student/athlete, to the NIAA Board of Control.

Explore a summary of the application process and applicants.
Explore submitted applications

Trustees Approved Endorsing iNVest 2023 (7-0) 

iNVest 2023 is the Nevada Association of School Superintendents’ platform to improve public education in Nevada for the upcoming legislative session. The 2023 priorities include increasing per-pupil funding, fully funding assigned weights to provide appropriate and equitable levels of support, modernizing educational statutes, additional funding for school technology, school safety measures, and funding dedicated exclusively to school facilities.

Learn more about iNVest here.

Trustees Approved the 2022-2023 Amended Final Budget (7-0)

Highlights from the presentation include:

  • The Pupil-Centered Funding Plan (PCFP) was fully implemented for this budget year, but has presented challenges related to disproportionate fixed costs, staff costs, and students or facilities with special needs per school.
  • A vast majority of school funding comes from state education fund.
  • There was a decline in revenues of around $32 million due in part to lower enrollment as well as an increase in expenditures as a result of utility costs and inflation.

Explore the budget presentation and the amended final budget.

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing On and Approved an Amendment to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Between CCSD and the Education Support Employee Association (ESEA) Regarding the Provision of Improved Services (6-1-0)  

Trustees approved an amendment to the MOA between CCSD and ESEA which modifies language regarding the training and coverage of First Aid Safety Assistants and School Health Assistants. This amendment has a fiscal impact of $1 million. 

One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Explore the amendment and the fiscal impacts summary

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing On and Approved the Memorandum of Agreement Between CCSD and the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees (CCASAPE) Regarding the Summer Learning Program 2023 (7-0)  

Trustees approved a negotiated agreement between CCSD and CCASAPE to provide labor resources for the summer learning program from May 30, 2023 – June 16, 2023. This agreement has a fiscal impact of $2.016 million. 

Explore the agreement and the fiscal impacts summary

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing On and Approved the Memorandum of Agreement Between CCSD and the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) Regarding the Summer Learning Program 2023 (6-1-0)

 Trustees approved a negotiated agreement between CCSD and CCEA to provide labor resources for the summer learning program from May 30, 2023 – June 16, 2023. This agreement has a fiscal impact of $56 million. 

One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Explore the agreement and the fiscal impacts summary

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing On and Approved the Memorandum of Agreement Between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association (ESEA) Regarding the Movement of Certain Positions to 12-Month Contracts (6-1-0)  

Trustees approved an MOA between CCSD and ESEA to provide amend the positions of School Office Managers as assigned to elementary schools, and Administrative School Secretaries as assigned to secondary schools, to 12-month contracts. This agreement has a fiscal impact of $2 million. 

One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Explore the agreement and the fiscal impacts summary

Public Comment 

Members of the public shared comments regarding: 

  • CTE drop out rates and improvement suggestions
  • Opportunity of services for dental hygiene and need for MOA approval
  • SPED spending and processes
  • More stringent punishment for bullying
  • School staffing shortages
  • Revision of substitute pay structure
  • Change to public comment procedures
  • Board transitions and farewells

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for January 12, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 11/17/22

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, November 17, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

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Watch the meeting playback on CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Joint Meeting with the Audit Advisory Committee

Trustees Received a Presentation of the Annual Independent Auditor’s Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2022

Representatives from Eide Bailly presented the annual Independent Auditor’s Report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2022. Highlights included:

  • Auditor’s issued an unmodified opinion, which is the highest level of assurance that financial materials are correct and can be relied upon.
    • The Government Auditing Standards report showed no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies.
    • The Compliance report did not find any non-compliance.
    • Uniform Guidance on Major Federal Programs report yielded an unmodified opinion and did not identify any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses.
    • The Schedule of Expenditures showed a healthier financial position trend year-over-year.
  • The reserves (fund balance) have increased to almost $113M, or 4% of expenditures and restricted funds now total around $207M.
  • Revenues were around $30M less than budget, due to decreases in enrollment and investment income. CCSD holds investments to maturity, however, and will not be selling them at a loss. It is expecting to earn about 2% on those investments.
  • Spend was about $191M less than budget, mostly due to staff vacancies and supply chain carry-over.
  • Total expenditures were around $260M lower in totality, again due to staff shortages and timing of spends that were delayed by supply chain backlogs.
  • CCSD is the largest employer in Clark County (over 40,000 employees), with most in the instructional unit.
  • Cost-per-pupil spend continues to trend upward, while student-to-teacher ratio is trending downward.

Explore the report and the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

Trustees Approved the Independent Auditor’s Narrative Report of Recommendations and District Responses to Recommendations for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2022, and Independent Auditor’s Statements on NRS Compliance (7-0)

Trustees approved to accept CCSD’s responses to the independent auditor’s recommendations for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2022. The written responses and narrative will be incorporated by reference into the minutes, and the report will be filed as per NRS 354.625. Trustees also accepted the auditor’s statements on NRS compliance, including any necessary corrective actions. These will also be transmitted and filed. 

The report found CCSD to be fully compliant in all areas.

Explore the narrative report.

Trustees Approved the Authorization to Include the Recap of Budget Appropriation Transfers between Governmental Functions of all Funds for the Period from July 1, 2021 – June 20, 2022, in Official Board Minutes (7-0)

Trustees approved authorizing inclusion of the recap of budget appropriations transfers from fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 20, 2022), in official board minutes.

Explore the recap of budget appropriation transfers.

Public Comment on Items Not Listed on Action Items of the Agenda of the Joint Meeting

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Suggestions on how to better shift spending to the staff level, and general comments on compliance

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

  • Changes to public comment and engagement with the Board
  • Issues with late busses and inability to track some busses
  • Suggestion on dress code compliance

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for December 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 10/27/22

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, October 27, 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?

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Received a Presentation on ARP ESSER III Annual Use of Funds Report

Staff presented the first ARP ESSER III Annual Use of Funds Report. There were $777 million in ESSER III funds awarded to CCSD. Of those, over $255 million (or 33.47%) in funds have been encumbered/ obligated or spent at the time of the report. Included in those funds are teacher retention bonuses, ELL endorsements for teachers, literacy professional learning, relocation bonuses, and strategic planning. Planned spending that has not yet been spent or encumbered/obligated includes Tier I instructional materials for ELA, health services for COVID-19 mitigation and other costs, and data transparency and accountability.                                                                                                            

Data and transparency services are behind schedule, as they have decided to take some of the work in-house, but overall, CCSD reported it is mostly on schedule for spending these funds.

Trustees discussed alignment with the Focus: 2024 strategic plan, mental health services, and other supports for students and teachers.

Explore the report and the presentation.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Math instruction and student achievement
  • Teacher Advisory Committees
  • English Language Learner discrimination
  • RFP processes
  • Handling of feral animals on school property
  • Bullying
  • CORE student experience and impact
  • District communication regarding principal assignments
  • Public comment periods for students

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for November 10, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 10/13/22

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, October 13, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

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Watch the meeting playback on CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (6-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Received a Presentation on Focus: 2024 Indicators and Results

Trustees received a presentation on student achievement as it relates to Focus: 2024 indicators and results. Highlights included:

  • A reminder of previous reports given and statement regarding a gap in 2020-2021 school year, when this report was waived due to the COVID pandemic, as well as the context that goals for 2021-2022 were set prior to COVID pandemic and not modified.
  • With an understanding that students are still recovering from the learning losses from the pandemic, most of the achievement goals were not met in the current measured year.
  • Rates of proficiency do seem to be improving since the 2020-2021 year and are comparable to national trends.
  • Targets were not met for English Language Arts Proficiency across all age groups.
  • Proficiency results in mathematics for grades 3-5 showed a sharper rebound year over year, but targets were not met and student outcome levels still did not reach those in 2018-2019.
  • No grade band met proficiency rates in Mathematics.
  • Science proficiency was also not met in each grade band. However, middle school science represents the highest proficiency rate at 30.3%.
  • Challenges included high faculty and staff vacancies and student/staff absences due to the ongoing pandemic recovery.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing on and Approved the New Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employee Association Regarding Increases in Pay and Training for Specialized Programs Teachers’ Assistants (6-0)

Trustees held a public hearing on and approved an increase in pay and training for Specialized Programs Teachers’ Assistants III and IV within the approved Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and ESEA. The total fiscal impact of these changes is $600,000.

Explore the Memorandum and fiscal impacts summary.

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 Extra Pay for a Twelve-Month Administrator with Additional Responsibilities (6-0)

Trustees held a public hearing on and approved extra pay for a twelve-month administrator who will be on-call for CCSD’s Connection Line program from August 2022 until the program is no longer needed or funding is no longer available. The total fiscal impact of these changes is $5,289.

Explore the Memorandum and fiscal impacts summary.

Trustees Discussed and Approved a Notice of Intent for Regulation 2130 – District Organization (6-0)

Trustees discussed and approved a Notice of Intent regarding Regulation 2130, pertaining to district reorganization.

Staff reviewed changes to the regulation, including the appeals process, clarifying the SOT role in hiring, usage of carryforward dollars, requiring the Superintendent to monitor use of carryforward dollars, and the dispute resolution process.

Changes that triggered the second notice of intent include waiting to include language that may be directed by the Legislature, as well as language regarding the formation of SOTs at school sites with inconsistent enrollees or small schools.

Trustees acknowledged adjustments will still need to be made to this policy and reiterated the importance of meeting State Board requirements and deadlines.

Explore the Notice of Intent.

Trustees Discussed and Approved its Platform for the 2023 Legislative Session

Trustees discussed and approved its legislative platform. Previously, Trustees voted to advance two BDRs, one related to recruiting and retaining teachers, and one that would establish standards and qualifications for education-related oversight boards.

Staff outlined legislative priorities that would be supported, opposed, or planned as neutral.  Topics under the umbrella of “Support” include Student Learning (acceleration of student learning, fully funding the Pupil Centered Funding Plan based on recommendations from the Commission on School Funding); Workforce (allowing union/trades representatives to teach classes specific to their trades, and allowing professionals to teach classes specific to their profession without a teaching license); and Mental Health, Health, and School Safety (updates to bullying statutes, updating sex education statutes, and funding for critical equipment/systems).

Trustees added items to the Student Learning section regarding examining student assessments in more depth and exploring removing unnecessary tasks for schools and classrooms (including some reporting). The Workforce section passed as is, as well as the Mental Health, Health, and School Safety section.

Trustees approved a new section in the Neutral stance, Governance and Transparency, and moved the audit of CCSD finances including ESSER funds (originally under the Neutral stance) to Support; added bullet points for state infrastructure within the Nevada Department of Education and potentially auditing other education entities throughout the state. Trustees also added an item under Student Learning to support ensure additional state-level support, including funding, for students with IEPs.  

Trustees also approved the items outlined in the Oppose section, including efforts to reconstitute the organization of large school districts, unfunded mandates, and measures that undermine the acceleration of student learning in schools.

Explore the 2023 Legislative Platform.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Guest teacher trainings and pay scale
  • Matching salaries
  • Bullying
  • Support staff hiring and rehiring processes
  • Staffing at Centennial High School
  • College and career readiness
  • Teachers’ health insurance
  • Special education student safety and academic concerns

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for October 27, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 09/29/22

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, September 29, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees – Special Meeting

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

What happened at this meeting?

Trustees Received a Presentation on the Process of the Superintendent’s Evaluation

Trustees received a presentation on the evaluation process. The presentation highlighted that the evaluation should be based on performance goals and objectives, and the importance of the Board speaking with one voice and seeking consensus regarding the evaluation where possible.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Evaluated the Superintendent of Schools with a Highly Effective Rating (5-2)

The Superintendent presented results of the goals set by the Trustees last year. Additional discussion took place on data reporting, updates to policies and procedures since the goals were set, teacher recruitment and retention efforts moving forward, and whether the goals were met.

Trustees assigned scores to each of the Superintendent’s goals, with a rating scale of 1-4. The overall score was 3.6, rating the Superintendent as highly effective.

The Trustees will be discussing revised goals for the Superintendent at a future meeting.

Explore the Superintendent of Schools Evaluation 2021-2022 presentation, the Superintendent’s evaluation narrative, supporting data provided, and the Superintendent’s revised list of goals.

Explore more on the evaluation from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Nevada Independent.

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for October 13, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 09/22/22

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, September 22, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

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Watch the meeting playback on CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Received a Grading Reform Update

Trustees received a presentation on grading reform. Highlights included a statement of the priority areas, which include: ensuring a balanced grading scale for equity; separating behavior from the academic grading process; providing opportunities for reassessment; and implementation of consistent weighting and categories in Infinite Campus Grade Book for recording formative and summative assessments.

Overall, data presented shows that the percent of failing students as a result of these changes has decreased across all ethnicities, locations, and age groups. 

Presenters explained how the reform is rolling out and the professional support available to assist in training.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing on and Approved the New Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) to Incorporate Language to Clarify the Intent of the Differentiated Salary Program in the 2021-2023 Negotiated Agreement (6-1-0)

Trustees held a public hearing on and approved clarifying language within the approved Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and CCEA. The changes clarify the impact of the Differentiated Salary Program and the different credentials and requirements of certain positions.

One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Explore the Memorandum and fiscal impacts summary.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Nurse and mental healthcare staffing shortages and recruitment tactics
  • Health and drug use curriculum
  • Sex education
  • Vocational education

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for October 13, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 09/08/22

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, September 8, 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:

  • Changes to the public comment process
  • Nevada Transportation Alternatives (TAP) program

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Discussed Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan Update on Chronic Absenteeism

Trustees received a presentation on Focus: 2024, Student Discipline. Data collected was cumulative from last year. Student suspensions are on a downward trajectory, in general. Despite progress, several target areas were not met. Disproportionality is a challenge and a focus, and public events and trainings will be available. Trustees asked for clarity on the room set-ups for students who are in need of support. Re-engagement strategies, including ones that involve parental training, are being evaluated. Discussion occurred around measuring program successes in the future, and considering needs of neurodivergent populations. 

Public comment focused on ideas to support children with mental health challenges or special needs, and alternative data points that have been requested to be measured.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Approved Appointments to the Sex Education Advisory Committee (7-0) 

Trustees approved the appointment of three new members —  two students and one parent — to the Sex Education Advisory Committee.

Explore the appointments.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Adopt Regulation 2130, District Reorganization (7-0) 

Trustees heard a presentation about a draft of new regulation in progress regarding reorganization of the District. The Notice of Intent is due by September 15, and final action is scheduled for October 13 board meeting. There are 11 sections in the draft regulation, combining legal requirements with administrative and local requirements. Sections include site-based decision making; transfer of responsibilities to schools; service-level agreements; assignment of staff to schools; placement, assignment, and responsibilities of region superintendents and school associate superintendents; school plans of operation; and financial information for school budgets.

Explore the Notice of Intent.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Substitute teaching qualifications
  • Anti-bullying programs
  • Dress code issues
  • Kerry Ford funds
  • Pay and work conditions

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for September 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 08/25/22

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, August 25, 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:

  • IEP concerns
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) scholarship programs
  • Playground accessibility and special education status
  • Educator concerns regarding retaliation
  • High school enrollment
  • Early teacher retirement incentive program suspension
  • Student discipline
  • Teacher retention
  • Traffic safety concerns on College Dr. and Wagonwheel Dr.

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Discussed Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan Update on Chronic Absenteeism

Staff presented an update on chronic absenteeism with reporting from the 2021-2022 school year. These numbers are not yet validated but will be done so by September 15, 2022. The District’s overall chronic absenteeism rate at 39.8% for the 2021-22 school year, against a target of 16.9%. Identified challenges include distance education and absence reporting, and identified successes include supportive partners on reducing absenteeism, targeted support during school closure, and consistent public reporting. Next steps include differentiated attendance reporting professional learning and Truancy Prevention Outreach Program renewal in August 2022.

Explore the presentation.

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

Trustees Accepted the Report on the Proposed State Public Charter School Authority Sponsored Public Charter Schools for the 2022 Annual Application Cycle

The State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA) notifies the Department of Education and the local school district when they receive a notice of intent to submit an application or an application. The SPCSA submitted four applications for its annual application cycle for CCSD’s review: Mind Your Books (Grades K-8), Rooted School – Clark County (Grades 9-12), Southern Nevada Trades High School (Grades 9-12), and The Village High School (Grades 9-12).

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Approved Two Bill Draft Requests for the 2023 Legislative Session

CCSD is able to submit two Bill Draft Requests (BDRs) ahead of the 2023 Legislative Session. These requests must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel Bureau by September 1, 2022. Trustees discussed several topics for possible BDRs, including eliminating Student Learning Growth submissions for teachers, addressing teacher shortages, creating a district-wide Social Emotional Learning peer support program, changing sex education statutes for instruction to be opt-out rather than opt-in, implementation of various school safety measures, and establishing standards and qualifications for education-related oversight boards.

Trustees approved addressing the statewide teacher shortage through improving wages and working conditions, nationwide license reciprocity, paid application fees, higher education pipeline program funding, etc. as a BDR topic for the 2023 Legislative Session on a 7-0 vote. Trustees then approved to establish standards and qualifications for all education-related oversight boards, such as school board trustees and the Board of Regents, as the second BDR topic for the 2023 Legislative Session, on a 4-3 vote.

Explore the potential bill draft requests.

Trusteed Conducted a Public Hearing on and Approved the 2022 Medium-Term Bond Authorization Resolution (7-0)

Trustees conducted a public hearing on and approved the 2022 Medium-Term Bond Authorization Resolution, authorizing the sale and issuance of medium-term obligations in an amount not to exceed $35,000,000 to finance all or a portion of the cost of acquiring, improving, and equipping school facilities.

Explore the public hearing notice and resolution.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Board transparency
  • Parent engagement

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for September 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 08/11/22

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, August 11, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.

Click here to see the agenda for the board meeting addendum.
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:

  • Safety protocols at CCSD Board meetings
  • Professionalism, dress standards, and staff behavior
  • Benefit availability to substitute teachers
  • School food options
  • Bullying
  • District communication with the community
  • Teacher hiring transparency
  • Teachers Health Trust plan and billing
  • Protocols around EpiPen handling
  • Procedures for The Harbor
  • School start times
  • Student concerns about the GPA gap implementation
  • Issues with registering students who are in shared housing situations

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (5-2)

Trustees approved the consent agenda, pulling items 3.25 (CCSD Board of Trustees Governance Policy GP-11: Public Comment) and 3.29 (Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims between CCSD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Jesus F. Jara) for additional discussion and vote. Item 3.25 passed in a separate vote, 4-3; Item 3.29 passed in a separate vote, 7-0.

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Approved a Memorandum of Agreement Between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association Regarding COVID-19 Sick Leave Donations (6-1-0)

Trustees conducted a public hearing and approved a Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association to extend COVID-19 related direct donations of sick leave from June 30, 2022, to June 30, 2023. There are no additional costs associated with the Memorandum of Agreement.

One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.

Explore the Memorandum of Agreement and the fiscal impact assessments summary.

Trustees Discussed the Multi-Tiered System of Supports – Tier I Expectations

Staff presented information on Tier I expectations for the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Implementation of MTSS is required through district policy, with Tier I of the system including academic, social-emotional, and behavioral learnings. 75% – 80% of students are expected to reach successful levels of proficiency through Tier I. The presentation outlined teaching and learning expectations for Tier I instruction, including standards, assessment, instructional materials, and instruction; behavioral expectations, including procedures for arrival, dismissal and classroom environment, visibility and communication, the student code of conduct, and social-emotional support; and monitoring plans.

Next steps include implementing the monitoring plan; developing and implementing mid-course corrections aligned with data, as needed; developing teaching and learning expectations; providing meaningful professional learning for principals; and engaging in adoption process for Tier I instructional materials for English language arts.

Explore the presentation and Tier I Teaching and Learning Expectations.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Student achievement and performance

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for August 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 07/14/22

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, July 14, 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:

  • Employee retaliation
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Public comment periods at CCSD Board meetings
  • Substitute teacher benefits
  • Rezoning processes
  • Hostile learning environments

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (6-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Trustees approved the consent agenda but revised Items 3.23 – Amendment of CCSD Policy 5127 and 3.24 – Amendment of CCSD Regulation 5127 to reflect the GPA cap to be implemented for the Cohort of 2024, rather than the Cohort of 2023.

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Amend CCSD Regulation 3312 – Purchasing Authorization and Nepotism – All Funds (6-0)

Trustees approved amended language to Regulation 3312 regarding purchasing authorization and nepotism. The threshold for requests for purchases that must be submitted to the CCSD purchasing department was revised to amounts over $3,000; the previous threshold was $2,000. Language relating to degrees of consanguinity or affinity to a member of the Board of Trustees or authorizing officials was also amended to include any purchase (the previous threshold was $2,000).  

The regulation will be submitted to the Trustees for approval at the Board meeting scheduled on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

Explore the Notice of Intent.

Trustees Discussed the Revised Plan for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Trustees received a presentation from Staff on revisions to the CCSD Plan for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction for the 2022-2023 school year. Highlights of the plan include:

  • CCSD continuing to provide distance education through the Nevada Learning Academy
  • Updated Community Indicators, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control
  • Changes to Community Transmission Levels in low, medium, and high categories
  • Removing required mandatory testing unless a site is designated a High level of transmission

Explore the plan.

Trustees Held a Public Hearing on and Approved a New Memorandum of Agreement Between CCSD and the Clark County Education Association (5-1-0)

Trustees approved a new Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Clark County Education Association, which provides for placement review and processes during the application of AB 469. There are no additional costs associated with the Memorandum of Agreement.

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 New Memorandum of Agreement to the Negotiated Agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association (5-1-0)

Trustees approved a new Memorandum of Agreement to the Negotiated Agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association. The new agreement acknowledges that AB 469, or NRS 388G.500 to 388G.810, applies to the Agreement. There are no additional costs associated with the Memorandum of Agreement.

One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.

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: 

  • Required school disciplinary data
  • School safety and academic excellence
  • Equity in school safety procedures and mitigation strategies

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for August 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

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