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, March 24, 2022
What happened at this meeting?
Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items
Members of the public shared comments regarding:
- Student safety
- Recent incidents of violence
- Student social-emotional well-being
- Staffing shortages
- Zone variances and Change of School Assignment (COSA) policies
- Mental health of students and staff
- Procedures relating to dispensing medication in schools
- Grading reform procedures implemented
Explore written public comment.
Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (6-0)
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Memorandum of Understanding between CCSD and the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Program
- Memorandum of Understanding between CCSD and 10,000 Kids, Inc., conducting business as Dads in Schools
- Amendment on District Policy 1101 regarding school mascots
Members of the public provided comments on Memorandum of Understanding between CCSD and the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Program, Memorandum of Understanding between CCSD and 10,000 Kids, Inc., an agreement between CCSD and Nye County School District, unified personnel employment, licensed personnel employment, and District Policy 1101.
Trustees Received an Update on Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan – Winter MAP Growth Data
District staff provided an update on the Focus: 2024 plan on Winter MAP growth. MAP is a standardized interim assessment system, used as a formative tool to guide instruction, monitor student progress, and align professional learning opportunities for educators. MAP assessments are given in English language arts and mathematics, and growth is reported for Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winter MAP assessments took place in November and December 2021. Staff noted that the 2020-2021 MAP assessment (from the 2020-2021 school year) was administered remotely, and had a lower participation rate. Some challenges regarding participation persisted in this year’s MAP assessment.
Staff also referenced a NWEA study on achievement and growth, the link to which can be found here. Two key findings were referenced: the fall 2021 math and reading levels are behind historical averages, and historically marginalized students and high-poverty schools continue to be the most impacted. The CCSD results align with these findings.
Explore the presentation and results from English language arts and mathematics assessments.
Trustees Approved the 2021-2023 Negotiated Agreement between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association (5-1-0)
Staff held a public hearing regarding the agreement between the District and the Clark County Education Association, with no public comment. Staff then gave an overview of the Agreement, which has been extended to June 30, 2023. The Agreement extends most of the previous contract terms and reflects various changes to the agreement mostly as set forth in several Memoranda of Understanding that have been entered into by the District and CCEA. The overall fiscal impact of the two-year Agreement is $3.2 billion.
There was one abstention among the Trustees.
Trustees Approved the Memorandum of Agreement between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association for Relocation Bonus (6-0)
Staff held a public hearing regarding this Agreement. Following the hearing, staff gave an overview of a proposed relocation bonus for certain new hires to attract new teachers to the District. The relocation bonus was proposed at $4,000 per applicable employee with a three-year commitment. The fiscal impact of the Agreement is $3.07 million.
Trustees Opened Sealed Bids and Called for Oral Bids and Adopted a Resolution of Acceptance of Bid for Property Site #172 – Arden Yard (6-0)
The District received three sealed bids for the sale of the Arden Yard property located in Southwest Las Vegas. The Board opened the sealed bids, then called for oral bids (which had to exceed the highest written bid by five percent).
US Express Carriers obtained the highest bid, both from written bids and oral bids that followed, at $1.9 million.
Explore the resolution here.
Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Adopt, Repeal, or Amend Clark County School District Regulation 4393 – Accelerated Pathways for Educator and School Psychology Candidates to Complete Student Teaching and Internship Requirements for Licensure (6-0)
Staff gave an overview of a notice of intent for Regulation 4393 (in alignment with SB 352 from the 2021 Legislature) in an effort to remove barriers to CCSD paraprofessionals becoming licensed educators. Under these proposed regulations, current CCSD paraprofessional employees who are enrolled in an educator preparation program will be able to complete an accelerated program of student teaching. Further, current CCSD employees serving as psychological services assistants would be able to simultaneously complete their internships in school psychology.
This item will be submitted for approval at the Thursday, April 21, 2022, Board of Trustees meeting.
Explore the regulation language here.
Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items
Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding:
- Teacher commitment
- Communications regarding facilities of Global Community High School
- Bus transportation safety and behavior
- Early childhood education
- School safety and mental health resources
- Curriculum relating to the U.S. Constitution
- Violence in schools and violence prevention services
Explore more about the meeting from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for April 7, 2022 @ 5pm.