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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
What happened at this meeting?
Clark County School District staff provided a brief update on how the District has allocated and is implementing American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds.
CCSD was allocated $777 million from the federal government for continued pandemic response and relief. This update staff is part of the ESSER III timeline in Phase 2, in which CCSD staff reports back to the community on implementation and plan refreshments.
Staff noted that many initial estimates on project investments were low and project scopes were narrow, and the District has since gone through an exercise to prioritize these projects.
Spending priorities were divided into five broad categories, with each category having line-items for projects and how success will be measured in each category:
- Student Success: 76.76% of ESSER III funds
- Projects include summer learning, Tier I instructional materials for science and English Language Arts, a direct allocation to elementary schools, online curriculum and instructional resources, technology upgrades, social and emotional learning materials, and mental health services, among others.
- Measures of success: MAP results, high school students on track to graduate, percentage of graduates with a College and Career Ready diploma, and Panorama student mental health indicators
- Teachers, Principals, and Staff: 12.88% of ESSER III funds
- Projects include $2,000 retention bonuses, educator pipeline programs, relocation and retention bonuses, teacher leadership pathways, and Urban Leader Pathway programs, among others.
- Measures of success: Open teaching positions by October 1, teacher retention rate, and new classroom teachers hired
- COVID-19 Mitigation: 9.42% of ESSER III funds
- Projects include health services, operations, indirect costs, and charter school pass-thru funding.
- Measures of success: Teacher attendance, student attendance
- Parent and Community Support: 0.91% of ESSER III funds
- The project includes improving data transparency and accountability, including building an online resource and reporting platform that provides student outcome data, financial data, and other information regarding school performance and accountability. It will be aggregated and available on a district-wide basis for public consumption.
- Measures of success: Community members engaged in Focus on the Future for Kids
- Balanced Governance and Leadership: 0.04% of ESSER III funds
- Projects include ESSER III accountability, communication, and transparency, and CCSD strategic planning
- Measure of success: Annual report on ESSER III progress and a complete strategic plan refresh
Community members who wanted additional information on ESSER III priorities are encouraged to explore the presentation from the CCSD Board of Trustees meeting from April 28. The presentation can be found here.
The original Focus on the Future for Kids Community Advisory Committee Final Synthesis Report dated August 26, 2021, can be found here.