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, September 8, 2022
What happened at this meeting?
Public Comment #1 on Non-Agenda Items
Members of the public shared comments regarding:
- Changes to the public comment process
- Nevada Transportation Alternatives (TAP) program
Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Item 2.02, Interlocal agreement between CCSD and Clark County for The Harbor Juvenile Assessment Centers, was removed from the Consent Agenda prior to vote.
- Grant application – Workforce Connections Vocational Training Programs
- Unified personnel employment and licensed personnel employment
Explore consent agenda items here.
Trustees Discussed Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan Update on Chronic Absenteeism
Trustees received a presentation on Focus: 2024, Student Discipline. Data collected was cumulative from last year. Student suspensions are on a downward trajectory, in general. Despite progress, several target areas were not met. Disproportionality is a challenge and a focus, and public events and trainings will be available. Trustees asked for clarity on the room set-ups for students who are in need of support. Re-engagement strategies, including ones that involve parental training, are being evaluated. Discussion occurred around measuring program successes in the future, and considering needs of neurodivergent populations.
Public comment focused on ideas to support children with mental health challenges or special needs, and alternative data points that have been requested to be measured.
Explore the presentation.
Trustees Approved Appointments to the Sex Education Advisory Committee (7-0)
Trustees approved the appointment of three new members — two students and one parent — to the Sex Education Advisory Committee.
Explore the appointments.
Trustees Approved a Notice of Intent to Adopt Regulation 2130, District Reorganization (7-0)
Trustees heard a presentation about a draft of new regulation in progress regarding reorganization of the District. The Notice of Intent is due by September 15, and final action is scheduled for October 13 board meeting. There are 11 sections in the draft regulation, combining legal requirements with administrative and local requirements. Sections include site-based decision making; transfer of responsibilities to schools; service-level agreements; assignment of staff to schools; placement, assignment, and responsibilities of region superintendents and school associate superintendents; school plans of operation; and financial information for school budgets.
Explore the Notice of Intent.
Public Comment #2 on Non-Agenda Items
Members of the public shared comments on this item regarding:
- Substitute teaching qualifications
- Anti-bullying programs
- Dress code issues
- Kerry Ford funds
- Pay and work conditions
The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for September 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.