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.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Clark County School District Board of Trustees 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 submitted on agenda items.
- Click here to view public comment submitted on non-agenda items.
Trustees Participated in Balanced Governance Training
The Board of Trustees received a presentation and training on the principles of Balanced Governance, the governance style adopted by the Board in 2017 (Governance Style Policy, GP-2). This governance style influences the way trustees engage with the community, fellow trustees, and the superintendent. The training spoke to the consequences of poor board governance and also leveraged research and best practices related to board training models, effective governance standards, and actions individual board members can take to foster effective governance on the board.
Trustees will engage in an additional training in October, as well as participate in a board self- assessment. The training team will also complete a review of the board against national best practices, based on a review of previous Board meetings and the results of the self-assessment. This assessment will include metrics like the duration of board meetings, number of scheduled topics per meeting, and the amount of time spent discussing progress towards goals versus inquiries related to management.
Click here to view the training presentation.
Click here to view the training workbook provided to Trustees.