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.
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting
What happened at this meeting?
Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items
Members of the public shared comments regarding:
- School safety and recent incidents of school violence
- Teacher retention
- Swim-related transportation issues
- American Rescue Plan Act allocations
- Playground and recess guidelines
- COVID-related restrictions relating to parents visiting classrooms
Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment licensing
- Employment of Licensed Personnel; employment of Unified Personnel; and an approval of an employment agreement for associate general counsel
- Agreements between the District and YMCA of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas
Members of the public provided comments on minutes from previous meetings, MAP assessments, an interlocal contract regarding Medicaid School Health Services, agreements with the YMCA of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas, a consultant contract for training development services, licensed personnel employment, licensed personnel dismissal recommendations, and purchasing orders.
Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Adopt, Repeal, or Amend Clark County School District Policy 1101 on School Mascots and Other School Identifiers (6-1)
Staff provided an overview of proposed changes to Policy 1101 that would specify any school mascots, team names, logos, school colors, songs, or school identifiers not be racially discriminatory or contain racially discriminatory language or imagery. Such school identifiers must be respectful of diverse cultural values and reflect a positive school image. School identifiers would also be required to be unique and not duplicate professional, corporate, international, national, or local team mascots. This item will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval on March 24, 2022.
Explore the proposed changes to the policy.
Trustees Approved the 2022 Goals for the Superintendent (6-1)
Trustees approved three goals for the Superintendent in alignment with the Focus: 2024 strategic plan and a February 2, 2022 work session with District staff and Trustees. These goals include increasing the proficiency of students in all racial/ethnic student groups by seven percentage points in reading by Grade 3 and by five percentage points in mathematics in Grades 6-8; decreasing the overrepresentation of the Black/African American student group in student suspensions and discretionary expulsions by five percentage points from 2021 to 2022; and hiring 1,655 classroom teachers (a 25 percent increase from the most recent three-year average) before November 1, 2022.
Trustees discussed teacher recruitment, teacher retention efforts, vacancy rates, and alignment between the February 2 planning session, strategic plan, and these goals.
Explore the goals presentation.
Trustees Approved Memoranda of Agreement between the Clark County School District and the Education Support Employees Association, the Clark County Education Association, and the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees Regarding Summer Acceleration 2022 (6-1-0)
A public hearing was held for new memoranda of understanding that provides for labor expenditures for the upcoming Summer Acceleration program (May 31 – June 17, 2022), with employees being paid either under their current contracts (with administrators receiving a $400 per day stipend), or additional straight or overtime pay. The fiscal cost of all memoranda is $66,024,000.
There was one abstention for this vote.
Explore the summary of fiscal impacts.
Explore the Memoranda of Agreement.
Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items
Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding:
- Inequity among school sports
- School safety and recent incidents of school violence
- Elementary school-level behavioral concerns
- Teacher and substitute teacher staffing shortages
- Special education concerns
Learn more about agenda items from this meeting in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for February 28, 2022 @ 5pm, as a joint meeting with the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission.