Nevada Ed-Watch 7/22/20

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

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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

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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, July 21, 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 the comments was provided to Trustees.

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 public comment submitted between July 15 – July 20
  • Click here to view public comment submitted on between July 19- July 20
  • Click here & here to view public comment submitted on July 21
  • Click here to view posted public comment non-agenda items.

Trustees Approve Distance Learning for First 90 Days of 2020-2021 School Year 

Trustees were provided with two potential models to choose from for the start of the 2020-2021 school year: Full Distance Education or Hybrid Distance Education. The options presented align with the current State reopening phase. After consideration of the status of the pandemic, Trustees voted to begin the school year with distance learning only, for at least the first 90 days of school. The approval includes: 

  • Status updates on data and trends related to COVID-19 every 30 days 
  • Allowance of rural community schools to return to hybrid or face-to-face instruction if certain health and safety criteria are met 
  • Option for schools to conduct hybrid or in-person professional development  

Trustees expressed ongoing concerns with device and internet connectivity for students and teachers. 

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 

Trustees Approve Hybrid Professional Development 

Trustees discussed three potential options for delivery of mandatory professional development that will occur between August 5 and August 21: in person, teleworking (online), or hybrid teleworking. Trustees discussed the various health and safety risks associated with in-person professional development. They also discussed the need to be sensitive to employees who may not be comfortable attending in-person professional development if a hybrid option is available. 

Aligned to the direction they provided regarding distance learning, Trustees approved the hybrid teleworking option. Trustees provided specific direction to CCSD staff that: 

  • Individual employees will have the final decision on attending professional development in person or online
  • Administrators should be sensitive in their communication and respectful of individual employees’ decisions to attend professional development in person or online 
  • All health and safety guidelines should be followed for any in-person opportunities

Click here to view the presentation. 

Trustees Approve Instructional Scheduling for Secondary Students

Staff provided Trustees with three potential options for instructional scheduling for middle and high schools for the 2020-2021 school year: Four semester-based courses, traditional six year-long courses, or six to eight year-long courses with principal discretion. Trustees voted to move to four semester-based courses for middle schools, and six to eight year-long courses for high schools. High schools will be allowed to continue to leverage alternative scheduling models  for year-long courses based on the needs of the school.  

 Click here to view the presentation.


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