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. While all meetings are typically held at the Edward A. Greer Education Center (Board Room): 2832 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121, all meetings are now held virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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 submitted by email 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, March 11, 2021
Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting
What happened at this meeting?
Members of the public commented in-person, through voice recorded messages, and written public comment on non-agenda items regarding:
- Requests for an Anti-Racism policy to be developed and adopted by the district
- Dissatisfaction with complicated reopening schedules
- Support for additional pay for school nurses
- Dissatisfaction with substitute teacher pay scale
Trustees Approved Consent Agenda
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Purchase awards totaling $10,608,000, including $3.4M for COIVD-19 testing for student athletes and activities.
- Approval of a contract with Computer Assistance Technologies for IT support.
Trustees Heard Update on 2021 Legislative Session
CCSD staff provided a brief update on the CCSD’s engagement at the Nevada Legislature. Senate Bill 66, introduced by the District, requires the Governor’s Office of Science and Technology to complete a gap analysis for internet connectivity and provide recommendations for improvement. This bill was passed in the Senate Education Committee and will move to the full Senate. Additionally, the District is supportive of legislation that requires the SafeVoice phone number to be printed on student ID cards.
Trustees Approve MOA’s with Collective Bargaining Units
Memorandums of Agreement (MOA’s) were approved with the Police Officers Association of the Clark County School District and the Police Administrators Association of the Clark County School District.
Both MOA’s are related to mandatory COVID-19 testing policies inclusive of all other CCSD staff.
Click here to view the MOA with the Police Administrators Association.
Click here to view the MOA with the Police Officers Association.
MOA’s were approved with the Education Support Employees Association (ESEA), and the Clark County Education Association (CCEA).
The MOA’s each provides for additional pay of $10,000 for Special Procedure Nurses and School Nurses, respectively. They also further clarify roles and responsibilities of health procedures related to the pandemic.
One trustee abstained from the vote.
Click here to see the full MOA with ESEA on Special Procedure Nurses.
Click here to see the full MOA with CCEA on School Nurses.
Fourth-Eighth Grade Teachers
An MOA was approved with the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) regarding the return to school buildings for in-person staff for grades four through eight.
One trustee abstained from the vote.
Click here to see the full MOA with CCEA.
Trustees Announce Notices of Intent to Adopt Governance Policies
These policies will come back before the Board for final approval at the March 25 meeting.
GP-9: Meeting Planning
GP-10: Construction of the Agenda
B/SL-2: Unity of Control