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Nevada State Board of Education
What is the State Board of Education & what are they responsible for? The Nevada State Board of Education adopts regulations based on Nevada laws, which are passed down to individual school districts in Nevada to implement. The Board has 11 total (7 appointed and 4 publicly elected) members.
How often does the State Board meet? The Nevada State Board of Education meets once per month on Thursdays at 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM. Click here to see the 2022 Board Meeting Schedule. Click here to visit Hope For Nevada’s #NVEd Calendar.
Can community members engage at State Board Meetings? A time for public comment is provided at the beginning (for agenda items) and at the conclusion (on any matter) of each Board meeting. Members of the public may provide public comment in writing via email; public comment will be accepted via email for the duration of the meeting and shared with the State Board of Education during the public comment periods. Public comment may be emailed to NVBoardED@doe.nv.gov.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Nevada State Board of Education Meeting
What happened at the regular meeting?
Public Comment #1
Public comment was heard on the following subjects:
- Teacher recruitment and housing
- Education quality in Nevada
- AB 469 and district reorganization
- SPCSA board appointments
- Standardized testing, assessments, and student outcomes
- College and career readiness
- There are two U.S. Presidential Scholars representing Nevada in 2022: Jang Gun Choe, from Clark High School in Las Vegas, and Julianna Schneider, from Davidson Academy in Reno.
- There will be a presentation from the Commission on School Funding at the July Board meeting.
- UNR President Sandoval hosted K-12 superintendents in May for a meeting to discuss Pre-K – higher education and the educator pipeline. Also in attendance were UNLV and Nevada State College.
- The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Advisory Task Force is a public body appointed by the Legislative Committee on Education, consisting of 20 Nevada teachers tasked with identifying challenges with and making recommendations to the Legislative Committee on Education regarding teacher recruitment and retention. There will be a presentation and report given next week to the Legislative Committee on Education.
- The Nevada Department of Education provides data and information to the Joint Interim Legislative Committee on Education, including six recent presentations (and five scheduled for the upcoming meeting) on a variety of topics, including regarding health and wellness, retention, restorative practice, school safety, performance plans, and boards, councils, and commissions.
Board Approved Consent Agenda
Consent agenda items included:
- Approval of the Private School Consent Agenda
- Approval of Dual Credit Courses for Nevada Connections Academy
- Approval of Emergency Medical Technician Standards
- Meeting minutes
Board Appointed Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton to Serve as a State Board Appointee to the State Public Charter School Authority Board
The Board reviewed eight applications to serve as one of two State Board appointees for a three-year term on the State Public Charter School Authority Board (July 1, 2022- June 30, 2025). After applicant interviews and board discussion, Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton was selected to serve a second term on the SPCSA board.
Review the applicants’ information here.
Board Delayed a Presentation and Vote on the College and Career Ready High School Assessment RFP Process
The Board delayed the presentation and vote on the agenda item regarding the College and Career Ready (CCR) High School Assessment RFP Process and the resulting recommendation of the RFP Selection Committee. The item will now be heard at the July Board of Education meeting.
Future Agenda Items
Suggestions for future agenda items regarding legislative priorities and the Commission on School Funding, the progress on carryover dollars as related to AB 469, and workforce development updates were discussed.
Public Comment #2
Public comment was heard on the following subject:
- AB 469 Subcommittee behavior
The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
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