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, June 18, 2020
Clark County School District Board of Trustees Special Meeting
What happened at this meeting?
Members of the public submitted comments online. Public comment was not read directly into the record, and rather an oral summary of each comment was provided to Trustees.
Click here to view public comment on agenda items.
Click here to view public comment on non-agenda items.
Trustees Approved Formative Performance Evaluation for Superintendent Jara
Superintendent Jara was evaluated across 4 major areas:
- Effective Operational Oversight
- Effective Progress Monitoring and Reporting
- Effective Communication
- Effective Collaborative Leadership
Prior to the meeting, each Trustee completed an individual evaluation of the Superintendent based on the agreed upon rubric. Individual Trustee evaluations were then compiled into a comprehensive summary evaluation, which included rationale for each Trustee’s rating and recommendations for growth. During the meeting, Trustees reviewed comments and scores and were provided the opportunity to update any items previously submitted. Based on the initial submissions and final recommendations, the final rating is being calculated by CCSD staff.
Trustees also identified the following key areas of improvement for Superintendent Jara through December. Progress towards these key areas will be revisited during a meeting of the Trustees in December 2020. (Note: these items were unedited to preserve original intent)
- Develop protocols to resolve operational issues and develop specific timelines for implementation
- Develop protocols to look at committee and working groups to ensure they are reflective of our community and include people closest to the work
- Develop and and adopt a formal communication plan, developing a clear communication flow chart of top down and bottom up approaches that provide more effective and respectful communication to the community
- Develop a plan to addressing diversity staffing issues in the District (teachers, administrators, support staff, etc) with the goal of mirroring the CCSD student and community population
Click here to see Superintendent Jara’s Self Evaluation Letter
Click here to read about this in The Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Superintendent Jara shared that he had a conversation with Governor Sisolak, however no specific update regarding how CCSD’s budget will be impacted by revenue shortages was provided.
- A proposal for reopening schools will be presented to Trustees at the June 25th board meeting.
Requests for Future Agenda Items:
- Data that outlines the diversity of CCSD staff
- Update on end of year commencements
- Consideration of new working group to inventory multicultural education curriculum