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, October 27, 2022
What happened at this meeting?
Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Interlocal agreement between CCSD and Clark County for The Harbor Juvenile Assessment Centers
- Adoption of CCSD Regulation 2130 on district reorganization
- Agreement between CCSD and CORE for a social-emotional learning program
- Unified personnel employment and licensed personnel employment
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.
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
- 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.