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 5pm at the Edward A. Greer Education Center (Board Room): 2832 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121.
Can community members engage at Trustee Meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Community members can sign up to speak after the agenda has been posted– by calling the Board Office at (702) 799-1072 at least 3 hours before the scheduled meeting, or signing up in-person at the beginning of the meeting. Prior to each agenda item being voted on, speakers can share their perspective after the Board’s discussion and prior to the vote.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting
Due to concerns related to the coronavirus, all non-essential agenda items were removed from this meeting.
What happened at this meeting?
Members of the public provided testimony to Trustees regarding:
- Concerns about the safety of students and faculty due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Concerns about salaries and health benefits for substitute teachers
- Concerns about the impact of COVID-19 school closures on employee compensation
- Concerns about teacher retention
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Approval of an agreement with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation to provide pre-employment transition services and vocational training to blind or visually impaired high school students.
- Approval of a two-year extension of a $1.4 million contract to provide tutoring services for Title I students attending private schools.
Trustees Heard Updates about the District’s Response to COVID-19
The district has been tracking COVID-19 since February 28, 2020 and developing an emergency management and health plan. The district has increased cleaning activities to prevent the spread of the virus, and is working with community partners like the Southern Nevada Health District, local governments, and the Nevada Resorts Association to ensure the health and safety of students and staff.
- Classes will remain open until further notice. CCSD does not have the ability to transition to online classes at this time.
- All upcoming athletic events, extra-curricular activities, school assemblies, and community events are suspended. Events that are scheduled towards the end of the school year, including graduation ceremonies, will be evaluated at a later time.
- Restrictions on international and out-of-state student travel will remain in place until further notice.
Staff and Service Providers:
- Safekey, After-School All-Stars, Communities in Schools, and other programs that provide after-school services will continue operating.
- All out-of-district consultants, including professional learning facilitators, are restricted from providing in-person services in schools until further notice.
- District policy does not permit the payment of substitute teacher salaries in the event of school closures. CCSD has reached out to the Nevada Department of Education for guidance on resolving this.
Trustees Heard Updates on Issues with the Human Capital Management System (HCMS)
CCSD Staff provided updates on the payroll component of the HCMS, including:
- Staff is actively working to ensure that all missed payments are paid.
- Staff is continuing to assess the number of individuals who have not been paid yet. To date, staff estimates 50 individuals have not yet been paid.
- A 6-month, interest-free loan is accessible for individuals who have not yet been paid.
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- The district will continue to provide information to families regarding actions taken in response to the coronavirus.
Requests for Future Agenda Items
- Information related to instructional options in the event of school closures due to COVID-19, including the feasibility of using Google Classrooms
- Data related to the number of short and long term substitute teachers within the district