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 both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121).
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.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Clark County School District Board of Trustees Special Meeting
What happened at this meeting?
Members of the public provided comment regarding:
- Support authorizing the Superintendent to establish a policy regarding mandatory vaccines for employees in order to protect the health and wellbeing of students.
- Concerns that implementing a mandatory vaccine policy is an infringement on personal rights citing that federally and locally protected groups and objections would not be honored by a policy requiring employees to be vaccinated.
Members of the public also submitted comments online:
Trustees Authorized Development of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for Employees (5-1)
After hearing from representatives of the Southern Nevada Health District on health data and facts on vaccines as well as from CCSD staff on the intent of the resolution, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution providing the Superintendent with the authority to develop a policy related to the mandatory vaccination of CCSD employees.
The resolution allows for the superintendent to direct staff to develop a policy, as well as engage with each collective bargaining unit to negotiate employment contracts. Without the resolution, CCSD and employee unions would not be able to engage in discussions or come to an agreement regarding rules, incentives, and protections for employees. The approval of the resolution does not mean any immediate changes will occur regarding employee vaccination requirements, rather it enables the process to occur.
CCSD staff anticipates a high volume of accommodation requests and assured the board that they are preparing systems to efficiently process the requests while taking into consideration each employee’s specific circumstances.
One trustee voted no on the resolution. One trustee was not present for the vote.
Click here to view the resolution.
Click here to read about this in The Nevada Independent