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, January 27, 2022
Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting
What happened at this meeting?
Members of the public shared public comments regarding:
- Concerns about the implementation of AB469.
- Concerns about violence in schools and the safety of students and staff.
- The need to hire more Black and Latino male educators and administrators.
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Approval of Annual Report of CCSD Authorized Charter School Performance Report
- Approval of a Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and Acceleration Academies to support students that have disengaged from school
- Approval of an agreement with the Give Better Group to support the deployment, accountability, and communication of the CCSD’s federal rescue plan dollars spending priorities.
Board Approved MOA with School Administrators & Professional-Technical Employees for Juneteenth holiday.
The agreement adds Juneteenth to the list of granted holidays for members of the Clark County School Administrators & Professional-Technical Employee union. Juneteenth became recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, commemorating the end of slavery by marking the day that enslaved people in Texas were finally informed of their emancipation.
Explore the agreement.
Trustees Approved Amended Calendar 2021-2022 School Year
The update to the calendar reflects make-up days that account for CCSD’s 5-day pause related to COVID mitigation. Students will now have school on February 7 and April 28 as make-up.
Access the updated school calendar for students.
Access the updated school calendar for staff.
Trustees Heard Update on Assembly Bill 469 Compliance
Assembly Bill 469 (2017) required the implementation of a plan to reorganize Clark County School District following the passage of Assembly Bill 394 (2015) which provides principals with increased autonomy over schools and budgets.
The discussion was a continuation of an AB469 monitoring discussion related to the reorganization of CCSD. CCSD staff gave an update on progress towards compliance, indicating that the final items CCSD needs to comply with are items contingent upon negotiations with bargaining units and/or require decisions that the district interprets to not be in the best interest of kids. Trustees discussed the need for training on the history of AB469, and it is anticipated that the State Board of Education will provide guidance to the Nevada Department of Education to conduct this training. Further, trustees discussed the need to resolve the issue of compliance with the law in order to ensure more time at board meetings can be focused on student outcomes.
Trustees also appointed Trustee Guzman to be the CCSD Trustee representative on the State Board of Education’s Assembly Bill 469 Subcommittee (4-3).
Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding:
- Support for full implementation of AB469.
- Opposition to AB469 due to the additional resources needed at the school level.
- Support for adding a trustee to the AB469 subcommittee convened by the State Board of Education.
Learn more about this agenda item from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.