Nevada Ed-Watch

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se están tomando con respecto a la educación pública en el condado de Clark y Nevada.

¿Qué es el Consejo Estatal de Educación y de qué es responsable? El Consejo de Educación del Estado de Nevada adopta reglamentos basados en las leyes de Nevada, que se transmiten a los distritos escolares de Nevada para su aplicación. La Junta tiene 11 miembros en total (7 nombrados y 4 elegidos públicamente).

¿Con qué frecuencia se reúne el Consejo Estatal? La Junta de Educación del Estado de Nevada se reúne una vez al mes los jueves a las 9:00 AM o 2:00 PM. Haga clic aquí para ver el Calendario de Reuniones de la Junta de 2022. Haga clic aquí para visitar el Calendario #NVEd de Hope For Nevada.

¿Pueden los miembros de la comunidad participar en las reuniones del Consejo Estatal? Se proporciona un tiempo para comentarios públicos al comienzo (para los puntos de la agenda) y al final (sobre cualquier asunto) de cada reunión de la Junta. Los miembros del público pueden proporcionar comentarios públicos por escrito a través del correo electrónico; los comentarios públicos se aceptarán a través del correo electrónico durante toda la reunión y se compartirán con la Junta Estatal de Educación durante los períodos de comentarios públicos. Los comentarios del público pueden enviarse por correo electrónico a

Haga clic aquí para consultar la lista de todos los miembros del Consejo Estatal.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Reunión del Consejo de Educación del Estado de Nevada

Haga clic aquí para consultar el orden del día de la reunión ordinaria del SBOE.

Haga clic aquí para ver la reproducción de la reunión.

¿Qué ocurrió en la reunión ordinaria?

Comentario público nº 1

Public comment at this time included:

  • School start time workshops
  • College and career readiness (CCR) task force suggestions on evaluating cost criteria
  • State sponsored testing for underserved children
  • Merits of different CCR tests
  • Bid process for the CCR test

Informe del Presidente

  • Update on School Start Times Workshop: Two of three workshops are complete. The next is April 15 at 9:00 a.m. at Desert Pines High School. It will be a deeper dive and will be evaluating potential options. Attendance is highly encouraged. Comments, thoughts, and ideas are welcome to be submitted via email if you cannot attend.
  • Portrait of a Learner Update: Strides have been made towards a competency model of instructions. The competency fellowship has been launched to the public and work has begun. Feedback is expected in the beginning of next school year. Students are asking for a life-skills curriculum rather than one solely focusing on core subjects. More info at 

Informe del Superintendente

  • Dr. Silvana Gorton received the State Leadership Award for the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators.
  • Dr. Summer Stevens also received this award, as did Sarah Nix from CCSD.

La Junta aprobó el orden del día consensuado

Entre lo más destacado:

Board Approved Regulations to Recommend to the Governor’s Office, Pursuant to Executive Order 2023-003 

Staff presented several recommendations to send to the Governor’s Office to be in compliance with Executive Order 2023-003, which requires state agencies to provide a report on what regulations can be streamlined or reduced. There are 39 recommendations in total, with all other recommendations currently being reviewed and presented to the board prior to the public hearing scheduled for Saturday, April 15.

These recommendations include updates to current practices and removal of outdated practices.

Explore la presentación.

Board Heard an Update on the College and Career Readiness (CCR) RFP, Rubric, and Committee

The Board approved changes to the RFP and rubric for the CCR assessment RFP process. The new criteria and rubric will be reflected on the RFP. These changes include:

  • The goal is to honor the public commentary, as well as federal guidelines, and is only reflective of the RFP evaluation process.
  • The weight of the cost criteria (currently at 20%) was discussed to potentially be weighted at 10%, per public comment.
  • Items with “Yes/ No” answers were also discussed (items #3 and #8)

Explore the CCR RFP committee entities, applicable regulations governing procurement, and the proposed rubric.

Board Received an Update on the 2023 Legislative Session

Current legislative items tracked by the State Board of Education include:

  • Senate Bill (SB) 251: Adds policies for the transfer and reassignment of employees of a school district who are not teachers to the mandatory scope of collected bargaining for a local government employer
  • SB 282: Requires the principal of a school in Clark County School District to select staff in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
  • SB 148: Prohibits a local school precinct from employing or otherwise procuring the services of a person to carry out any responsibility that has not been transferred to the local school precinct.
  • Assembly Bill (AB) 241: Requires high school pupils to enroll in courses that satisfy the CCR diploma.
  • AB 335: Proposes to remove requirements for State Board to regulate max pupil-teacher ratios for each grade other than K, 1, 2 and 3.
  • AB 420: Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to create the Rural Northeastern Clark County Regional School District and hire a superintendent and administrative staff for that District
  • SB 210: Declares public policy of the state that appointments made by the Governor to boards, commissions or similar bodies must, to the extent practicable and except as otherwise required by law, represent the diversity of the State.
  • SB347: Deconsolidates the Nevada System of Higher Education.
  • AB 400: Makes various changes regarding early childhood literacy, charter school transportation, the Commission on School Funding, school attendance zones, CTE programs, charter school sponsorship, the Office of School Choice, increasing the scholarship donation tax credit, local school precinct carry over dollars, Teach Nevada scholarship, Nevada Teacher Advancement scholarships, Read by Grade 3, and PERS critical labor shortage
  • Introductory testimony has occurred on:
    • AB 42- Requires the submission of class size reporting from district and charter schools
    • AB 54 – Local school districts review educational transition plans for hospitals providing educational services and serve as the financial steward
    • AB 65 – Educators may receive a summative evaluation during a third, waiver year at the request of the employee or supervisor.
    • SB 9 – Eliminates End of Course exam
    • AB 330 (Governor’s Education Bill – Safer and Supportive Schools Act) – Removes the statewide framework for restorative justice

Explore la presentación.

Board Approved the Proposed New Meeting Schedule and Start Times for Its Meetings

The proposed schedule, taking effect at the May board meeting is:

  • Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (during the summer) or 2 p.m. (during the school year) will be the new day and times of meetings.
  • A press release and new calendars will be released.

Review the options presented.

Board Received a Presentation on the Month of the Military Child and the Nevada Purple Star School Award Program

Highlights from the presentation include:

  • The purpose of this program is to increase educator awareness of challenges facing military-connected children.
  • Support the cause by wearing purple or using a purple background during virtual meetings.
  • This is a relatively new program, with most programs launching less than four years ago, but research shows that 77% of survey respondents reporting Purple Star Schools have had a positive impact on students.
  • Purple Star Schools increase the self-reporting of military-connected students, and provide more accurate evaluation of the population and potential eligibility for grant funds.
  • In order to be designated a Purple Star School, there are six required components outlined in the full presentation.
  • In 2021, seven schools were awarded the designation. 18 schools were designated in 2022, along with two school districts. 

Explore la presentación.

La Junta debatió futuros puntos del orden del día

La junta revisó los siguientes puntos para su inclusión en el calendario de 2023:

  • School start time workshop outcomes
  • Approval of temporary regulations for provisional licensing and international teachers
  • Legislative highlights
  • Graduation rates

Comentario público nº 2

  • Additional school start time input.

The next regular Board of Education meeting is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2022.

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