Nevada Ed Watch 1/23/20

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.

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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.

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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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

Click here to see the meeting agenda addendum

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

Members of the public provided testimony to Trustees regarding:

  • The value of school counselors and school psychologists in student and family success. 
  • Concerns that some CCSD employees will not be paid according to schedule because of an issue with the payroll system. 
  • Concerns about substitute teacher pay. 
  • Support for the Acceleration Academy Program. 

CCSD Chief Financial Officer Provided an Update on Employee Pay 

Due to an implementation error, some CCSD employees will not receive their scheduled pay for prep buyouts and additional duties such as night school. HCM, IT, and Payroll teams are working to resolve the issue and recommended that CCSD employees call the payroll department if they are affected. 

Consent Agenda Highlights: 

  • Agreement between The Elementary Fine Arts Department of the Curriculum and Professional Development Division and the Nevada School of the Arts (NSA) to develop guiding principles for the operation of the NSA Chorale.
  • Two settlements between the Clark County School District and anonymous parties that total $1.8 million.

Trustees Appoint a New Member to the Sex Education Advisory Committee 

Maggie Cox (District A) was appointed to serve as a new member of the Sex Education Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to make recommendations to the Board regarding content and materials that are contained in sex education units.

Click here to see the Request for Appointment Approval and the committee bylaws.

Trustees Heard Updates on the Implementation of Internal Control Examination Report Findings 

CCSD Chief Financial Officer provided status updates on progress made towards addressing observations identified in the Internal Controls Examination Report performed by Eide Bailly. 

Updates include: 

  • A new district policy related to fraud, and a confidential hotline to report fraud. 
  • New policies related to the use of district vehicles. 
  • The development of policies for controls around school generated cash funds. 

Click here to see all updates presented.

Trustee Reports 

  • Recognition to Nevada State College for the groundbreaking of the Glenn and Ande Christensen School of Education Building  
  • Announcement that the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control approved a new 5A sports division.
  • Recognition by the Henderson City Council of Liberty High School as state football champions. 
  • Trustees Wright and Young volunteered to be judges for the Annual Susan Brager Scholarship.

Superintendent Communications

  • The district hired a new Chief Information Officer, Greg Holopof 
  • Dr. Malich is transitioning out of the district to pursue a role with the City of Las Vegas. 
  • The Student Equity and Access Committee released a report with recommended focus areas to achieve equity and access in the Clark County School District. A Blue Ribbon Commission will be formed to continue this work. 

Requests for Future Agenda Items

There were no requests for agenda items during this meeting.

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