Nevada Ed-Watch: 12/8/2022

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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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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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