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, August 11, 2022
Click here to see the agenda for the board meeting addendum.
Watch the meeting playback on CCSD EduVision.
What happened at this meeting?
Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items
Members of the public shared comments regarding:
- Safety protocols at CCSD Board meetings
- Professionalism, dress standards, and staff behavior
- Benefit availability to substitute teachers
- School food options
- District communication with the community
- Teacher hiring transparency
- Teachers Health Trust plan and billing
- Protocols around EpiPen handling
- Procedures for The Harbor
- School start times
- Student concerns about the GPA gap implementation
- Issues with registering students who are in shared housing situations
Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (5-2)
Trustees approved the consent agenda, pulling items 3.25 (CCSD Board of Trustees Governance Policy GP-11: Public Comment) and 3.29 (Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims between CCSD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Jesus F. Jara) for additional discussion and vote. Item 3.25 passed in a separate vote, 4-3; Item 3.29 passed in a separate vote, 7-0.
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Anti-Defamation League, Nevada Regional Office
- Implementation of the ESSER III – SafeVoice grant
- Interlocal agreement between CCSD and the Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Service for Summer Education Services
- Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and Workforce Connections
- Interlocal agreement between CCSD and the Clark County for the Chronic Absenteeism Collaborative
- Approval of Sex Education Materials from the Sex Education Advisory Committee
- Unified personnel employment and licensed personnel employment
- Adoption of CCSD Board of Trustees Governance Policy GP-11: Public Comment
- Employment agreement for Assistant Superintendent, Education Services
- Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims between the CCSD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Jesus F. Jara
Explore consent agenda items here.
Trustees Approved a Memorandum of Agreement Between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association Regarding COVID-19 Sick Leave Donations (6-1-0)
Trustees conducted a public hearing and approved a Memorandum of Agreement between CCSD and the Education Support Employees Association to extend COVID-19 related direct donations of sick leave from June 30, 2022, to June 30, 2023. There are no additional costs associated with the Memorandum of Agreement.
One Trustee abstained from voting on this item.
Trustees Discussed the Multi-Tiered System of Supports – Tier I Expectations
Staff presented information on Tier I expectations for the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Implementation of MTSS is required through district policy, with Tier I of the system including academic, social-emotional, and behavioral learnings. 75% – 80% of students are expected to reach successful levels of proficiency through Tier I. The presentation outlined teaching and learning expectations for Tier I instruction, including standards, assessment, instructional materials, and instruction; behavioral expectations, including procedures for arrival, dismissal and classroom environment, visibility and communication, the student code of conduct, and social-emotional support; and monitoring plans.
Next steps include implementing the monitoring plan; developing and implementing mid-course corrections aligned with data, as needed; developing teaching and learning expectations; providing meaningful professional learning for principals; and engaging in adoption process for Tier I instructional materials for English language arts.
Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items
Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding:
- Student achievement and performance
The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for August 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.