Nevada Ed-Watch: 11/22/22

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.


Washoe County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The Washoe County School District Board of 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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees.

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Tuesdays) at 2 pm both virtually and at the Central Administration Building Board Room, 425 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings.

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 or via email. Email comments should be submitted to publiccomments@washoeschools.net


Thursday, November 22, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback.

What happened at this meeting?

Trustees Reviewed the Applications Submitted to Fill the Vacant Position in District E and Selected Candidates to be Interviewed by the Board

District E trustee Angie Taylor won her Assembly race, and the application period to appoint a replacement to the position, per NRS 386.270, has closed. Several applications for this role have been submitted, and the Board heard several introductory remarks from candidates. After a ranked vote, the Trustees moved forward three candidates to be interviewed for the vacant role: Meghan Beyer, Kelly Crosby-Sturtz, and Alex Woodley.

Various public comments were heard on behalf of different candidates.

Review the applications and the applicant screening rubric.

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda

Consent agenda highlights include:

Explore the consent agenda here.

Trustees Discussed and Provided Direction to Staff on the 2023 WCSD Legislative Platform for the 2023 Legislative Session

Staff presented the district’s proposed legislative platform, which includes:

  • Advocating for sustainable, strategic funding, including competitive compensation, property tax reform, elimination of unfunded mandates, ensuring funds are used as intended, sustainable funding for vulnerable students, addressing the “Digital Divide,” and investment in high-quality instructional materials
  • Personnel support, including removing barriers to licensure, development of scholarships, grants, and internships for potential educators, flexible licensing, multiple pathways for industry experts and administrative leaders, building an educator pathway model, and enhancing classroom safety
  • Calling for a 10% across-the-board salary increase to educators, administrators, and support personnel

After discussion, staff will revise the platform to consider trustee feedback on  exploring a 20% increase in pay; various funding formula topics, including double-weighting of students, funding to the ratio (not outside of the ratio), and funding amounts; and including human trafficking and traffic safety in safety plans.

Explore the 2023 Legislative Platform Draft and the presentation.

Trustees Discussed the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget Process and Four-Year Financial Plan

Staff presented the FY 2024 budget process and four-year financial plan under the Pupil Centered Funding Plan. FY 22 state General Fund revenues exceeded budgeted revenues by $1.013 billion. Several policy decisions will be formed as the state builds the K-12 education budget, including adhering to the concepts of SB 542 (2019), what budget assumptions the state will use, and what the state will prioritize with revenue growth this biennium.

Staff cautioned that the budget process includes several unknown factors, including the legislative session, monitoring of state K-12 budget, development of critical needs, and adjustments to ESSER funding, as well as enrollment, inflation, labor costs, and the economy. Staff will closely monitor the legislative session and will hold off on major budget changes until the session ends but will address critical needs.

The four-year financial plan will be centered around the District’s General Fund budget and will reflect the long-term impact of known factors such as declining enrollment due to enrollment bubble, employee step increases, and fixed costs for new schools, as well as unknown factors such as per-pupil amounts based on State revenues, inflation, and economic scenarios.

Next steps include tracking the State Education Fund revenues and monitoring the Economic Forum, the Governor’s recommended budget, and the 2023 legislative session.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Approved the 2022-2023 ‘A’ Major Projects Program in the Amount of $3 Million as Recommended by the Capital Funding Protection Committee

Staff presented and Trustees approved the design phase funding request for the Stonebrook Area Elementary School, in the amount of $3 million. This will help address existing overcrowding and growth. The request approves several architecture and engineering services, site surveying, cost estimating, plan review and permitting, and utility connection fees, among others. This phase will take place from November 2022 – July 2023, and then Trustees will decide if the project should bid and construct, or hold, based on enrollment.

Review the presentation and the list of projects.

Trustees Discussed Smarter Balanced Assessment Mathematics Data in Grades 3-8

Staff presented Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) results in mathematics in grades 3-8, as well as some high school data. Overall, no grade level (3-8) has returned to pre-pandemic levels in mathematics, while there was a slight uptick in performance over the previous year. District-wide, 34% of students perform at grade level. By student population groups, gaps in performance persist in African American (-21), Pacific Islander (-18), American Indian (-17), and Hispanic (-14) students, as well as students who are English learners (-25), students with IEPs (-22), and students who qualify for free and reduced lunch (-15). In high school, there was an increase in the percentage of algebra and geometry credits earned between 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

Consistent with NAEP data, academic recovery in math is not happening as fast as it is with ELA overall. A state-to-state comparison of other states that utilize SBA was also presented, further demonstrating consistency with academic recovery trends.

Next steps include alignment for quality instruction, school performance plans focusing on reducing academic disparities and opportunity gaps, vetting high-quality curriculum and instructional materials, and building foundations for fair and consistent grading practices.

Explore the presentation.

Student Representative’s Report

The Student Representative was not present for a report.

Trustee Reports

Trustee district highlights included:

  • Recognizing schools for several achievements, including Purple Star School status, athletic achievements, and recent educator honors
  • School visits
  • Gratitude for schools, students, and staff
  • Thank you to former Board president Angie Taylor

Superintendent’s Report

The Superintendent’s report highlights included:

  • Thanking an exiting leadership team member, as well as board members, students, staff, and families
  • Thanking former Board president Angie Taylor

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for December 13, at 5:00 p.m. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 4/15/22

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.


State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA)

What is the SPCSA & what are they responsible for? Considered one of Nevada’s school districts, the SPCSA sponsors and oversees public charter schools. The Authority consists of seven appointed members responsible for overseeing educational and operational standards and holding sponsored schools accountable to the academic achievement of students. 

How often does the SPCSA Board meet? The SPCSA typically meets once a month, generally on Fridays. 

Click here for SPCSA meeting schedule and materials.

Can community members engage at SPCSA Board Meetings? While all meetings of the SPCSA are typically held publicly at the Nevada Department of Education building in Carson City and the Nevada Department of Education building in Las Vegas (1st floor boardroom), all meetings are now held virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis. Members of the public may view the meeting online via the link on the SPCSA’s Public Notice web page and the agenda and any supporting materials can be found here. Public comment may be given on any agenda item at the beginning of the meeting, or public comment regarding any matter that is SPCSA-related may be given at the conclusion of each Board meeting. Members of the community giving public comment can utilize the following conference call line: 1-312-584-2401; extension 3952176# with a time limit of three minutes per speaker. Alternatively, public comment may be submitted in writing to publiccomment@spcsa.nv.gov, and any such public comment received prior to the meeting will be provided to the Authority and included in the written minutes of the meeting.

Click here for a list of all SPCSA Members.
Click here for a list of all SPCSA sponsored schools.


Friday, April 15, 2022
State Public Charter School Authority Board Meeting
Access the meeting agenda and playback.

What happened at this meeting? 

Public comment 

Public comment was provided on FMLA and personnel concerns.

SPCSA Executive Director’s Report

Highlights from the report include:

  • Student Equity: Last month, Nevada Prep presented its transportation plan, and this month, the Board will hear about how Beacon Academy serves students with special needs. The agency is continuing discussions around recruitment and enrollment plans to serve certain student populations and promote equitable learning environments.
  • Impacts of COVID-19: The focus is on ensuring schools have access to testing, and schools continue to evolve their COVID plans.
  • Legislative Updates: At the Interim Finance Committee, the SPCSA shared routine adjustments to grant amounts and requested two additional positions, both of which were approved.
  • Budget Prep: The agency is working on budget preparation for the next fiscal year.
  • Annual Enrollment Count: Last year’s annual enrollment data had errors identified; none were specific to SPCSA, but they are working to incorporate those minor technical corrections in SPCSA documents.

Board Heard an Update on Beacon Academy of Nevada

Beacon Academy of Nevada discussed its alternative school model, which offers at-risk high school students with a personalized education plan that provides the support and flexibility for students to graduate high school. 95% of its students fall into a high-need category. The school currently has 95 students and operates on continuous enrollment and have not turned away any students at this point. The school was accredited by COGNIA in 2022, as well. Staff provided updates on credit earning rates, graduation rates by cohort, and next steps for the school.

Explore the presentation.

Board Approved Amendments to Charter School Contracts

Beacon Academy of Nevada requested a good cause exemption and received approval to accelerate financing for its East campus.

Explore Beacon Academy’s good cause exemption letter and charter amendment application. The budget workbook, amortization schedule, and the enrollment workbook can be found here.

Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS) was approved for a change in its charter management organization. It was approved to formally separate GALS Las Vegas from GALS Inc. and terminate its CMO agreement.

Explore the GALS recommendation memo and Notice of Termination of Contract with GALS Inc.

Battle Born Academy received approval for a temporary location for the 2022-2023 school year, at 4201 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89110.

Explore the Battle Born Academy recommendation memo and good cause exemption letter.

Board Heard an Update on Approved New Charter Schools for Fall 2022

Battle Born Academy: The school has secured a temporary facility and has submitted an updated budget, as well as received approval for an SPCSA revolving loan. Enrollment has reached about 50% and is expected to rise with the announcement of the temporary location. The school hired an Operations Director in March, as well as a full-time counselor, and is still looking for professionals in the fields of special education and ESL.

Explore the update from Battle Born Academy.

Sage Collegiate: The school is 59.4% enrolled and will begin canvassing the community in May. The facility is on track to open for the 2022-23 school year but are working on contingency plans. The school is hosting a career fair with several other charter schools on April 23.

Explore the update from Sage Collegiate.

PilotED – Cactus Park Elementary: Enrollment for the school is at 40%, and the faacility is two weeks ahead of schedule. It is 80% staffed for admin and leadership positions, 13% for teaching positions, with additional interviews taking place this month.

Explore the update from PilotED.

Young Women’s Leadership Academy: The school is 60% enrolled, with recruitment events continuing throughout April. They are also making progress with staff recruitment efforts.

Explore the update from Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Strong Start Academy: The school is 90% enrolled in kindergarten, and 20% in Grades 1 and 2. Upcoming recruitment marketing will focus on Grades 1 and 2, and the school has established a weighted lottery system, should enrollment exceed capacity. Vendor contracts have been executed, and the City of Las Vegas is in the process of transferring funds and has also made an offer on a permanent facility. At an upcoming City Council meeting, the school will move to increase the number of board seats to nine, to ensure each ward served by the school is represented.

Board Approved a Recommendation for School to Submit Recruitment and Enrollment Plans

SPCSA presented a recommendation for schools to submit recruitment and enrollment plans in progress of increasing populations of FRL, ESL, and IEP students served. The recommendation presented included focusing on the FRL student group, as this population represented the greatest disparity, and identifying schools by comparing school FRL percentage to local district schools with the largest FRL rates. Schools making adequate progress (at least 25% increase in the enrollment of students who qualify for FRL in the prior year) were removed from the list. This process resulted in 14 schools being identified to submit recruitment and enrollment plans.

These enrollment plans include staff issuing guidance to the identified schools. Plans would need to be submitted in September 2022 and should detail recruiting and enrolling students who quality for FRL (but the schools can also explore other student groups). Strategies in the plan should fall under at least one of the following categories:

  • Raising awareness
  • Ensuring the school provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all learners, or
  • Increasing the likelihood that such students are selected through the enrollment process.

SPCSA staff will provide feedback and regular updates, and schools will implement plans and provide SPCSA staff with data regarding the effectiveness of those strategies.

Board discussion included questions on monitoring, other state models, and school feedback on the process.

Explore the recommendation memo and SPCSA FRL data.

Board Heard an Update on the SPCSA Growth Management Plan

Staff held a meeting with a community working group to review the current version of the Growth Management Plan. The updated plan will be brought to the Board in June.

Long-Range Calendar (next 3 months):

Agenda items over the next three SPCSA board meetings are anticipated to include:

  • The Growth Management Plan
  • Enrollment and staffing data reporting for new schools

Click here to see the long-range calendar.

The next Meeting of the SPCSA Board is scheduled for May 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch: 04/07/22

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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

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).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

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.


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on Facebook or CCSD EduVision.

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments regarding: 

  • Parent concerns on school-level staff
  • Student concerns regarding school safety
  • Student concerns over Global Community High School policies
  • Elementary school physical education programming
  • District-wide student testing

Explore written public comment.

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

There was no public comment on consent agenda items.

Trustees Conducted a Public Hearing and Approved an Amendment to the 2021-2023 Negotiated Agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association Regarding Correction to Pay Matrix Language (6-1-0)

A public hearing took place regarding an amendment to the 2021-2023 negotiated agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association. The amendment modifies language in Articles 19-4, 19-4-2, and 19-4-3 and eliminates the previous column of the pay matrix designated at A1. Employees hired on or after July 1, 2022, will be placed at B1 of the pay matrix. There are no additional costs associated with this amendment.

There was one Trustee abstention on this vote. 

Explore the fiscal impacts summary and agreement.

Trustees Approved ​​a Notice of Intent to Adopt, Repeal, or Amend Clark County School District Regulation 5111: Age of Entrance and Enrollment Identity Documentation Requirements; Policy 5111: Age of Entrance and Enrollment Identity Documentation Requirements; and Regulation 5111.1: Enrollment Identity Documentation Requirements (7-0)

Staff presented these agenda items concurrently (4.02, 4.03, and 4.04). Changes to the language include removing outdated language and replacing the language so it is aligned with Nevada Revised Statutes to be in compliance with legislative action. This language relates to the change in enrollment age for kindergarten, in that a child must be five years of age on or before the first day of the school year to be admitted to kindergarten; prior regulations and policies stated that a child had to be at least age five on or before September 30 of the school year to be admitted to kindergarten. This policy also specifies required documentation to prove the age of the child in order to be enrolled in kindergarten. 

This item will be submitted for approval at the Thursday, May 12, 2022, Board of Trustees meeting. 

Explore the Notice of Intent for Regulation 5111, the Notice of Intent for Policy 5111, and the Notice of Intent for Regulation 5111.1.

Trustees Approved the CCSD 2022-2023 Tentative Budget to be Filed with the State of Nevada (7-0)

Staff presented the tentative 2022-2023 fiscal year budget, to be submitted to the Department of Taxation by April 15. Authorization of the tentative budget and adoption of the final budget is due to be heard May 16. Uncertainties reflected in the budget include enrollment numbers, risk of recession, and partial continuation of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) initiatives after the federal funding period ends.

Student enrollment is expected to be down slightly for the fiscal year, with an expected average daily enrollment of about 300,000 students.

The Pupil-Centered Funding Plan will be fully implemented for the 2022-23 school year, with districts receiving adjusted base funding, weighted funding, and auxiliary service funding. Challenges include fixed costs in schools affecting small schools disproportionately, possible disproportional custodial costs, staffing ratios for 1 and 2-star schools compared to 3, 4, and 5-star schools, and different types of schools with varied needs.

To address these challenges, the district has stratified per-pupil funding by elementary, middle, and high school, type of school, and enrollment. Additional add-on amounts and Hold Harmless ceiling and floors were also established.  Academic leadership, the Business and Finance Unit, principals, and other parties will meet to review methods to improve funding for various types of schools and further update the funding model to better meet the objectives of Focus: 2024 and the needs of students. Staff also provided detail on Weighted Funding formulas for At-Risk, English Learners, and Gifted and Talented programs. 

Total per pupil revenues will be $9,573 this year, a slight increase from $9,466 last fiscal year. General operating revenues are expected to be $2,872,293,000, a change of $7,148,100 from the previous fiscal budget. 

83% of the tentative budget will be spent on salaries and benefits, a decrease from previous years, due to a change in how services for EL students, at-risk students, and Gifted and Talented students are classified in special revenue funds. The remaining 17% includes textbooks/supplies, utilities, professional services, technology, etc. On staffing, about 85% of salaries and benefits are for school-level personnel. Additional details on spending can be found in the budget presentation.

In comparing the 2022-23 tentative budget with last year’s, the district is expecting about $117 million in increased expenditures, attributed primarily to contracts and employee increases and spending down funds that sit in school carryover. The ending fund balance unassigned is projected at $122 million, or 4.25% carryover, a slight increase from last fiscal year.

Explore the budget presentation and budget.

Trustees Discussed the Development and Revision of Policies and Regulations Relating to School District Reorganization

Staff gave an overview on policy recommendations to align district organization with state regulations in NRS 388G and NAC 388G to be in compliance with AB 469. These include recommendations regarding general provisions of these regulations; formation of local school precincts; financial determinations and considerations for local school precincts; management and operation of local school precincts; and monitoring effectiveness of local school precincts. 

These policy recommendations include adding language that documents the requirements for sharing information, transferring responsibilities, and defining site-based decision making, as well as requirements regarding other procedures relating to transferring responsibilities to schools, staff selections, and staff assignments. It also recommends including language in new regulations that document requirements for the selection, placement, and responsibilities of region superintendents and school associate superintendents; budget development; requirements related to School Organizational Teams and School Plans of Operation; requirements for monitoring effectiveness of local school precincts; dispute resolution related to the reorganization of the district; and requirements relating to service level agreements. 

Relating to NAC 388G regulations, the recommendation is to await final action from the Nevada State Board of Education. 

Trustees discussed School Organizational Teams, streamlining supply needs and appeals processes, and ways to increase communication and collaboration among stakeholders. The next steps would be for staff to take the recommendations and feedback from the Trustees to synthesize into a draft to be presented to the board as a Notice of Intent.

Explore the presentation, NRS and NAC language, and the 2018 plan for implementation.

Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding: 

  • Spelling bee programs in elementary schools
  • Literacy programs
  • Staffing concerns
  • Student discipline and behavior 
  • Concerns over Global Community High School policies
  • Infinite Campus data
  • Special education and IEPs
  • Teacher pay and insurance

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for April 28, 2022 @ 5pm. 

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Nevada Ed-Watch 4/8/2021

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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees
Click here to find your Trustee District

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 Las Vegas Academy of the Arts High School, Lowden Theater: 875 E. Clark Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas
Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

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 submitted by email 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.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

Members of the public commented in-person, through voice recorded messages, and written public comment on non-agenda items regarding: 

  • Concerns about the ongoing impact of distance and hybrid learning on student mental health, and calls to immediately open schools at 100% capacity
  • Concerns about distance learning class sizes in elementary schools
  • Requests for communications regarding 5th-grade celebrations 
  • Concerns about rules only allowing spectators at certain types of student athletics events 
  • Requests for the Open Schools Open Doors agreement to be reinstated to allow for community use of school buildings 
  • Support for fully reopening school buildings for all students starting in the 2021-2022 school year 

Click here & here to view public comments submitted online.

Trustees Approved Consent Agenda 

Trustees approved the consent agenda (6-0), with one trustee not present to vote.

Consent Agenda Highlights: 

  • Grant application to Governor’s Emergency Education Recovery Funds for the of purchase Chromebooks, iPads, and technology kits for teachers, totaling $5,700,745.46
  • Purchase awards totaling $16,633,977.15, including $7,400,000 for beverages for student meals and $73,482.00 for equipment to be used by police services to issue citations and warnings. 

Trustees Approved 2021-2022 Tentative Budget 

The tentative budget is required to be submitted to the Nevada Department of Taxation. Trustees were provided with an overview of the 2021-2022 tentative budget, presented by CCSD’s Chief Financial Officer. Currently, there are still significant uncertainties that could impact the District’s tentative budget, including student enrollment, plans for the return to school buildings, and state and federal legislation directed towards public school funding in Nevada. 

The District is early in the planning process for the allocations of the second round of federal stimulus funding approved in 2020 and is anticipating approximately $800M through the third stimulus via the American Rescue Plan. 

Trustees were also provided with an overview of the proposed phased approach to implementating the Pupil Centered Funding Plan, the updated funding formula that was passed during the 2019 NV Legislative Session. Under the current proposal, starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the State of Nevada would longer guarantee the funding that districts and local education agencies receive from local revenue sources.

The final budget will come before Trustees for approval at the May 20, 2021 meeting.

Click here to see the 2021-2022 Tentative Budget. 
Click here to see the presentation. 

Trustees Approved Notices of Intent for Policy & Regulation Changes 

Four policies related to student discipline and expulsion will come before the board at the March 13, 2021 meeting for final approval. Members of the public can submit comments or feedback on the policies prior to or during that meeting. 

Each of the policies includes general language updates to align with current district titles and names as well as legislation related to student discipline.  

Board Heard Update on 2021 Legislative Session 

CCSD staff provided Trustees with an overview of education-related bills that were heard at the Nevada Legislature. Highlights from the presentation include an update on AB255, which would change the composition of boards of trustees (CCSD does not anticipate the bill to move forward) and SB120, providing for additional accountability measures for principals and requiring associate superintendents and above to reapply for their positions every 5 years.

Additionally, Trustees were informed that legislators are considering the implementation of the Pupil Centered Funding Plan and that the District believes schools that receive Zoom and Victory funding sources should continue to be funded at that same level through the 2022-2023 school year in order to fully minimize the impact of the consolidation of categorical funding sources. Superintendent Jara shared that he is working with the legislators to ensure they do not receive less funding while the new formula is implemented. 

Click here to read about this in the Nevada Independent.

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Nevada Ed-Watch 12/10/20

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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees

Click here to find your Trustee District

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5 pm. While all meetings are typically held at the Edward A. Greer Education Center (Board Room): 2832 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121, all meetings are now held virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas

Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

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, December 10, 2020

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

Members of the public submitted comments online. Public comment was not read directly into the record, 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 Announced Board Meetings To Air On CCTV

Trustees announced that Clark County will now air CCSD Board of Trustees meetings to improve access and provide greater transparency for the public. 

Click here to read more about this from 8 News Now Las Vegas.

Trustees Approved Consent Agenda 

Highlights: 

Trustees Discussed Availability of Mental Health Services for Students and Staff

The Trustees approved spending of $761,000 to purchase a districtwide data platform and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and wellbeing universal assessment for all students and staff. The program would allow for early intervention and tiered supports for students as well as guide staff to services and resources that fit their needs. The funds for this initiative, paid through the Assembly Bill 3 Block Grant and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), would support its implementation through December 10, 2021. 

Trustees expressed their support for the program and agreed that mental health services must improve at all levels and at all schools. Some trustees brought up concerns about the sustainability of the program beyond the one-year it is currently committed. Trustees discussed their commitment to continue looking for creative solutions for all students and staff to receive mental health support. More information on the program will be available during the January 2021 meeting. 

Click here to see the proposal.

Trustees Approved Two Namesakes

In October 2020, the School Name Committee (SNC) considered nominations for one new elementary school and one new middle school facility to be named. The SNC recommended Hannah Marie Brown as a school namesake for the Clark County School District based on her contributions to education. The SNC also recommended Barry and June Gunderson citing their positive influence on the District and the Las Vegas community. The Trustees provided their broad support for both Hannah Marie Brown and Barry and June Gunderson to be added as a namesake for the District. 

Click here to see the Hannah Marie Brown school name proposal. 
Click here to see the Barry and June Gunderson school name proposal. 

Trustees Adopted the 2021 Amended Final Budget

In accordance with NRS 354.598005(9), CCSD must file an amended final budget no later than January 1, 2021. The final budget will be submitted to the County Auditor and filed with the Department of Education, the Department of Taxation, and the County Clerk. The Board heard a presentation from Jason Goudie, CCSD’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), on the modifications from the 2020-2021 final budget. 

While the budget includes predictions for changes in revenues, there are still uncertainties regarding the fiscal impact of COVID-19, enrollment, reduced reserve funds, the outcome of the Senate Bill 551 court case, and plans to remain in distance learning or return to a model with students in school buildings. 

As part of the Education Stabilization Fund in the CARES Act, the District received Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to address the impact of COVID-19. The District plans to utilize a large portion of the ESSER funds for utilities, personal protective equipment for employees, and technology services.

Due to the impact of Assembly Bill 3, CCSD’s CFO anticipated a shortfall of $93 million in the District’s budget, reducing support for several programs including the New Nevada Education Funding, Read by Grade 3, and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). However, utilizing available funds from ESSER, additional reserves, and cuts to strategic budget plans, the District was able to restore the three programs. 

The budget reflects an increase in the cost-per-pupil by $68 from 2020, totalling $6,135 per student. Adding special education funds and local/federal funding outside of the District’s Distributive school Account (DSA), the total per pupil revenue is $7,938. This year, the District saw a decrease in student enrollment, which led to a decrease in revenue from the state by around $62 million. 

The budget also includes an unassigned funding balance of 2.25%. This will not serve as a rainy day fund, rather it is intended to drive bond ratings. An ending fund balance of at least 2% is required by district Regulation-3110.

Click here to view the presentation.
Click here to view the amendments.

Trustees Approved Employment Agreement for Vegas PBS

Trustees approved the employment agreement for Mary Mazur as the President and General Manager of Vegas PBS. Trustees thanked the outgoing President and General Manager, Tom Axtell, for his service to the community and his work to support students with disabilities.

Click here to view the employment contract. 

Trustees Approved Memorandum of Agreements With Education Support Employees Association

Trustees voted to approve two memoranda of agreements negotiated between the District and the Education Support Employees Association (ESEA).  The first memorandum extends the term for CCSD employees to donate sick leave for COVID-19 health issues to June 30, 2021. The second memorandum temporarily allows CCSD employees to perform work outside of their general work duties or eliminate any need for a reduction in workforce. This allows for flexibility of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click here to view these agreements.

Trustees Honored Outgoing Board Members

Trustees took time to honor and thank Trustees Deanna Wright, Chris Garvey, and Linda Young for their years of contribution to the students, educators, and families in the district. 


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Nevada Ed-Watch 6/25/20

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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees

Click here to Find your Trustee District

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.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas

Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

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 25, 2020

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

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 posted public comment on agenda items. 

Click here & here to view posted public comment on non-agenda items.

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda Highlights: 

Trustees Discussed Appointments to Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA)

The NIAA is the governing body for high school athletics and activities. The Board of Trustees provides two appointments to the NIAA board, one CCSD employee who meets specific criteria, and one member of the Board of  Trustees.  Trustees voted to re-appoint Pam Sloan to the NIAA board. Trustees chose to defer voting on the Trustee appointee until the next Board meeting in order to further discuss issues related to the racial and ethnic diversity of NIAA board appointees. 

Trustees Heard Budget Update  

CCSD’s Chief Financial Operator provided an update to the board regarding the 2020-2021 budget. Currently, the District is still waiting on budget numbers from the Nevada Department of Education to fully outline the impacts of budget cuts. Trustees were also provided with an overview of school strategic budget revenue sources for FY20.  Approximately $120 million will carry forward from school strategic budgets into the new year, in compliance with NAC388G ($53 million in employment vacancies, $60 million in supplies, and $7 million in service level agreements).  These funds stay at individual school sites and are carried forward to the next school year.   

Click here to view the presentation.

Click here to view the Budget Allocation document. 

Trustees Discussed CCSD 2020-2021 School Year Draft Reopening Plan 

CCSD’s Deputy Superintendent and members of the executive team provided a presentation to Trustees on the plan for reopening CCSD schools for the 2020-2021 school year for feedback. Guidance from the Nevada Department of Education requires districts to submit reopening plans that assume schools will open under Phase 2 of Nevada’s reopening no less than 20 days before the first day of school. A final plan will be presented to the Board for approval at the July 9th Board meeting. 

Plan highlights: 

  • Start Date 
    • School will begin for educators on August 10th, and for students on August 24th. Educators, including substitute teachers, will be provided with two weeks of professional development related to distance learning. Upon the return of students, Wednesdays will be dedicated to professional learning for all educators. 
  • Cohorts
    • Students will be incorporated into one of three cohorts. Staff stated that parents will have the opportunity to provide preferences for cohorts. Two cohorts of students will attend school in-person two days per week and utilize distance learning for the remaining three days per week. One cohort of students will engage in distance-learning only, and will not attend school in-person. CCSD will be releasing a survey for parents to provide their cohort preferences, as well as share any barriers related to device or internet access. 
    • Middle and high school level courses will be condensed from one year to one semester. Students will take four total classes per semester. 
  • Devices
    • Approximately 100,000 students still need access to a distance-learning device (Chromebook). Due to supply chain issues, CCSD does not expect all students to be 1:1 on devices before October 2020. 
  • Use of Masks
    • All staff, students, and visitors are required to wear masks with the exception of children under 2 years of age, those who cannot remove their mask themselves, and those who have trouble breathing. Face shields may not be used in lieu of masks. 

Major concerns outlined by Trustees and the public include: 

  • Access to childcare for students on days students are not attending school in-person;
  • Ensuring students with special needs receive appropriate educational services;
  • Ensuring students have access to meals on days they are not attending in-person school;
  • Ensuring teachers have adequate time to prepare and teach lessons both in-person and through distance learning ; and
  • Health and safety of individuals with health risks. 

Public comment: 

1,304 members of the public provided comments on this item with concerns related to: implementing a 5-day school schedule; overall disagreement with the plan; concerns for staff and student safety; concerns about lunch and transportation; and support for students with special needs.  

Click here to view the presentation 

Click here to read about this in The Nevada Independent

Click here to read about this in The Las Vegas Review-Journal 

Click here to read about this in The Nevada Current 

Trustees Defer Remaining Agenda Items to Next Meeting 

Trustees voted to defer agenda items 5.03 (Three Year Charter School Site Evaluation Report) and 5.04 (Legislative Priorities) to the July 9th Board Meeting. 


Requests for Future Agenda Items:

  • Update on the distribution of devices to students

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Nevada Ed-Watch 5/18/20

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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees

Click here to Find your Trustee District

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.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas

Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

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, May 18, 2020

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Special Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

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 see public comments on agenda items. 

Click here to see public comments on non-agenda items.

Trustees Adopted the 2020-2021 Final Budget

A Final Budget was presented to Trustees prior to submission to the Department of Taxation, as required by law. While the budget includes some predictions of revenue changes, there are still uncertainties about statewide funding cuts and federal assistance related to COVID-19, as well as student enrollment. 

CCSD’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) presented a budget that projects a $38 million shortfall for the 2020-2021 school year, with consideration of a revenue increase from property taxes, as well as reductions in the Local School Support Tax, Government Service Tax, the Distributive Schools Account (DSA). Additionally, the shortfall accounts for pay increases from collective bargaining agreements across five different units. 

The budget also includes an unassigned ending fund balance of 2.25% ($55 million). It was noted that this is not a rainy day fund. Rather, the ending fund balance drives bond ratings and is required by law. 

CCSD’s CFO and leadership anticipate the majority of budget cuts will come from school’s strategic budgets, with decisions being made by school principals and School Organization Teams (SOTs). This process will occur in the Fall when student counts are completed. The District is pending additional guidance and information from the state regarding budget adjustments. 

Click here to see the presentation. 

Click here to read about this in the Nevada Independent. 

Click here to read about this in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


Requests for Future Agenda Items:

  • Ongoing updates about how CCSD Government Affairs is collaborating with state and county decision-makers to address the financial impact of the pandemic on the district. 
  • Presentation on cuts made to school strategic budgets.

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Nevada Ed-Watch 12/12/19

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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees

Click here to Find your Trustee District

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.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas

Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

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, December 12, 2019

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

Members of the public provided testimony to Trustees regarding:

  • Support for the current principal at Bracken Elementary 
  • Concerns about the current principal at Bracken Elementary 
  • Concerns about the reallocation of Title II funds from the AVID college readiness program to educator professional development 
  • Concerns about recent events at Canyon Springs High School 
  • Concerns about how the Superintendent’s performance evaluation was conducted

Trustees Heard Presentations on Focus 2024 Student Success and Teachers, Principals, and Staff Goals

The board heard a presentation about progress towards the remediation, career and technical education, and International Baccalaureate goals outlined in the Focus 2024 Plan (summarized below). 

Student Success Priority Area 3: Increase access and equity to rigorous curriculum and instruction for all students.

Click here to see the presentation

Click here to see the supplementary materials 

Student Success Priority Area 4: Ensure students and staff are safe and students are engaged at school

Click here to see the presentation.

Click here and here to see supplementary materials.

Teachers, Principals, and Staff Priority Area 1: Ensure all students have access to highly effective teachers, administrators, and school staff

Trustees Approved a Professional Service Agreement with Teach For America Las Vegas (5-1)

Teach For America Las Vegas (TFA) contracts with CCSD to provide 100 teachers per year to high-need schools within the district. Trustees discussed the need to prioritize recruitment and retention of all teachers in the district. 

Click here to see the contract. 

Trustees Adopted the 2019-2020 Amended Final Budget 

Amended Budget Highlights: 

  • 87% of the CCSD budget is dedicated to employee salaries and benefits
  • Student enrollment decreased in the 2019-2020 school year, and it is anticipated that student enrollment will continue to decrease in the 2020-2021 school year
  • Regulation 3110 requires the District to have a 2% unassigned ending fund balance. CCSD has an ending fund balance of 1.75% for 2019, and anticipates a 2% ending fund balance for 2020. This will be the first time CCSD is in compliance with this regulation in over 10 years. 
  • There was an increase of $81 per pupil in the Distributive Schools Account (DSA) for 2019 and there will be an additional increase of $286 per pupil for 2020 school year. 
  • Total 2019 per pupil revenue was $7,384, and 2020 total per pupil revenue will be $7,712.

Click here to see the presentation

Trustees Adopted New Regulations

The following regulations were adopted:

Trustee Reports: 

  • Trustees attended HOPE Squad Training, a new suicide prevention protocol, at Bob Miller Middle School.
  • Trustees and Superintendent Jara attended the UNLV Summit on Education.
  • Trustees congratulated  Ruben P. Diaz Elementary School for being designated as a National Distinguished School.
  • CCSD is engaging in a partnership to implement a program to prevent opioid addiction.

Requests for Future Agenda Items:

  • Update on the decision-making process for moving funds away from the AVID college readiness program

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Nevada Ed-Watch 9/12/19

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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees

Click here to Find your Trustee District

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.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas

Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

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, September 12, 2019

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

Members of the public provided testimony to Trustees regarding:

  • Praise for the new CCSD Parent Advisory Committee 
  • School Organizational Team (SOT) elections 
  • School funding
  • Raises for Support Staff 
  • Diversifying school administrators

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda

Consent agenda highlights:

  • School facility upgrades
  • Grant to hire 35 new school police officers and 5 sergeants
  • Contract with the NWEA to provide school-based supports and services related to the NWEA MAP growth assessment

Trustees Heard Updates on CCSD Focus 2024 Priorities

Below is a summary of the updates presented to Trustees related to the priorities of the CCSD strategic plan (Focus 2024):

Chronic Absenteeism 

The way chronic absenteeism is calculated changed in the 2018-2019 school year. Initially, a student who missed more than 18-days of school was considered chronically absent. Under the 2019 Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF), a student that is absent 10% or more of the total days enrolled will be identified as chronically absent. A student would have to be enrolled in a school for at least 91 days of the current school year to be included in this calculation, according to the NSPF Guidebook.

Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rates:

  • 2018-2019 Target: 19.7%
  • 2018-2019 Actual: 17.3%
  • 2019-2020 Target: 17.7%

Chronic Absenteeism Gaps Between Subgroups:

  • 2018-2019 Target: 17.6% between the highest and lowest subgroups
  • 2018-2019 Actual: 17.8% between the highest and lowest subgroups

Click here to see the presentation about Chronic Absenteeism.

Parent and Community Support Goals:

  • Leverage internal resources to help parents/guardians support student achievement and attendance.
  • Secure strategic external resources and community partners
  • Improve trust in and perception of the Clark County School District
  • Click here to see metrics on the above Parent and Community Support goals

Student Success Goals:

  •  Decrease the number of student suspensions
  •  Decrease the disproportionality in the rate of student suspensions
  •  Decrease the number of student discretionary expulsion referrals
  •  Decrease the disproportionality in the rate of student discretionary expulsion referrals
  • Click here to see metrics on the above Student Success goals

Sound Fiscal Management Goals:

  • Provide effective and reliable network connectivity for schools
  • Improve business process efficiency related to human capital management
  • Reduce “on-hold” wait time for calls to user support desk
  • Click here to see metrics on the above Fiscal Management goals

Trustees Discussed an Agreement Between CCSD and the County Commission for the Open Schools Open Doors Policy

Trustees discussed a proposed contract between CCSD and the Clark County Commission to allow the use of school property for non-school activities outside of school hours.

The proposed agreement would include approving an initial 9 participating schools,  plus up to 10 more schools to be selected by CCSD by the end of the year. It would also require Clark County to cover any expenses related to damages that occur during county-scheduled events.

Considerations for the selection of participating school sites included:

  • Bureau of Land Management agreement restrictions
  • Associate Superintendent recommendations
  • Willingness of principals to participate
  • Ensuring each CCSD trustee and each Clark County Commissioner has a participating school within their district boundary lines

The proposed agreement did not have support from all Trustees present. Some Trustees questioned the County’s willingness to sign the agreement, and expressed concerns about safety and property damage. Rather than approving the item with a split vote, Trustees requested updates to the agreement as well as the planning and implementation of the policy– which included:

  • Gathering input from principals and the community about the policy
  • Transparency in the school selection process
  • Regular updates from principals regarding implementation

Public Comment: Members of the public expressed concerns about safety, liability, and making Open Schools Open Doors a funding priority.

Trustees Approved the Police Union Contract

Trustees approved an agreement with the Police Administrators Association of the Clark County School District Police Department.

The agreement includes the following for the CCSD Police Department lieutenants and captains:

  • 3% salary increase
  • 4% insurance contributions increase
  • Step increases for eligible employees

Click here to see the agreement.

 Trustees Approved the Amended Teachers Union Contract

Trustees approved an amendment to the negotiated agreement between CCSD and the Clark County Educators Association (CCEA), which includes step increases for teachers who completed the professional growth program.

The annual estimated CCSD teacher salary cost is $3.15 billion.

Click here to see the CCEA Contract Amendment.

Click here to read about this in the Nevada Independent.

Trustee reports:

  • 18 out of 18 students contacted participated in the 2019-2020 Student Advisory Committee. This year, the structure of the Student Advisory Committee has shifted from a formal board structure (subject to open meeting law) to a roundtable model. 

Superintendent Reports:

  • An agreement with the Education Support Employees Association (ESEA) was reached. Click here to read about this on CCSD Newsroom.
  • Fingerprinting fees have been revised for volunteers and employees. 
  • Budget
    • The district forecasts closing the fiscal year in better standing than originally anticipated. An amended final budget is being developed.  A deficit is still anticipated for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Recognition for Triggs Elementary School for preliminary data that indicates the school improved from a 2-star to a 5-star rating in 1-year.

Potential Future Agenda Items:

  • Review of current wellness policy related to recess

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Nevada Ed Watch 7/11/19

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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees

Click here to Find your Trustee District

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.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas

Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar

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, July 11, 2019

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

Members of the public provided testimony both in support and opposition of the decision to eliminate the dean position in the Clark County School District.

Trustees Unanimously Approved the Consent Agenda

Consent agenda highlights:

Trustees and CCSD leadership also discussed accountability and a plan to scale the success of the eight middle schools that were designated as Innovative Schools.

Click here to learn more and see a full list of Innovative Schools.

Trustees Approved CCSD’s Annual Membership with the Nevada Association of School Boards

Trustees approved the annual fee for the Clark County School District to be a member of the Nevada Association of School Boards. Total membership cost was $29,874.23.  

Trustees Heard a Presentation on the Qualitative Budget Forecast

The presentation, led by CCSD’s Chief Financial Officer, covered the current budget forecast and a review of recent financial information.

Click here to see the presentation. 

Trustees Discussed the Decision to Eliminate the Dean Position

Trustees heard from members of the public both in support and in opposition of the decision to eliminate the dean position.

Specifically, members of the public provided testimony regarding:

  • Calling for teachers and administrators to work together to advocate for more funding at the county and state level
  • Requesting a forensic audit of the CCSD budget
  • Looking for other ways for the district to acquire more money

Trustees clarified that money could not come from the ending fund balance, and that they could not postpone the cuts until next year. 

Trustees did not vote on this decision because they do not have the authority to overrule, per board policy. However, Superintendent Jara committed to working with his cabinet and principals, with public input in mind, to identify alternative cost saving strategies. 

Click here to read about this in the Nevada Independent.

Trustees Approved a Partnership with Acceleration Learning

Acceleration Learning provides academic programming and support for students who have dropped out, so they can receive a high school diploma. Board discussion addressed concerns about staffing the program with out-of-state personnel, ensuring funding transparency, and getting clarification on enrollment expectations.

Click here to learn more about Acceleration Learning. 

Trustees Heard a Presentation on the CCSD K-12 Student Code of Conduct

The Equity and Diversity Education Department provided information to Trustees related to student discipline and an analysis of cultural inclusivity in schools. 

Click here to view the presentation

Click here to see the Culturally Inclusive School Analysis.

Trustees Heard a Presentation About Food Service 

The presentation was about increased participation and improved quality in meal services, which is part of the CCSD Focus 2024 strategic plan.

Click here to see the presentation.

Trustees Approve a Customer Service Agreement with Nevada Energy

Trustees approved a customer service agreement with NV Energy, who proposed an incentive program to retain CCSD as a full service customer over a five year term.

Click here to see the agreement.


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