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.
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).
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
What happened at this meeting?
Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- CCSD Plan for Test Administration and Test Security 2022-2023
- Several facilities-related items
- Unified personnel employment and licensed personnel employment
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.
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.