The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on decisions being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.
Nevada State Board of Education
What is the State Board of Education & what are they responsible for? The Nevada State Board of Education adopts regulations based on Nevada laws, which are passed down to individual school districts in Nevada to implement. The Board has 11 total (7 appointed and 4 publicly elected) members.
How often does the State Board meet? The Nevada State Board of Education meets once per month on Thursdays at 9:00AM. Click here to see the 2019 Board Meeting Schedule. Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar.
Can community members engage at State Board Meetings? A time for public comment is provided at the beginning (for agenda items) and at the conclusion (on any matter) of each Board meeting. There is a time limit of three minutes per speaker. Members of the community providing testimony must fill out a visitor card, available on-site the day of the meeting.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Nevada State Board of Education Hiring Sub-Committee Meeting
What happened at this meeting?
Hiring Sub-Committee Selects Semi-Finalists for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Position
The Hiring Sub-Committee is made up of the following Board Members:
- Member Newburn, chair
- Member Ortiz, vice chair
- Member Holmes-Sutton, parent representative
- Member Hudson, voice of teachers
- Member Carter, member from the north
Sub-Committee members voted for the State Board to interview the following semi-finalists for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction position:
- David Donaldson
- Marion Smith Jr.
- Jhone Ebert
- Kristen McNeill
- Brett Barley
- Seng-Dao Yang Keo
Tammy Malich and Icela Pelayo were selected as alternative candidates (in that order) to be interviewed in the event that anyone from the above list declines an interview.
Interviews will take place at the State Board meeting on March 12th. Then, three candidates will be selected to be submitted to the Governor’s office for final selection.
Board members are submitting interview questions for review by Human Resources and General Council. Questions will not be publicly available and the Board will not see the final round of questions until the meeting next week.
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