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

¿Qué es la Junta Directiva y de qué es responsable? La Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe es el órgano decisorio elegido públicamente para el distrito escolar. Son responsables de supervisar al Superintendente y de establecer la política del Distrito. Los administradores son responsables de trabajar con sus comunidades para mejorar el rendimiento estudiantil.

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y consultar la lista de administradores actuales.

¿Con qué frecuencia se reúne el Consejo de Administración? Los administradores se reúnen dos veces al mes (segundo y cuarto martes) a las 14.00 horas, tanto virtualmente como en la sala de juntas del edificio de la Administración Central, 425 E.9th St., Reno, NV 89512.

Haga clic aquí para consultar la lista completa de reuniones de los Administradores.

¿Pueden los miembros de la comunidad participar en las reuniones de los administradores? Los órganos decisorios se benefician enormemente de las aportaciones del público y de sus múltiples puntos de vista. En la actualidad, el público puede enviar comentarios sobre los puntos del orden del día y los que no lo están a través del correo electrónico o de una grabación de voz. Los comentarios del público pueden hacerse en persona o por correo electrónico. Los comentarios por correo electrónico deben enviarse a 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Reunión de la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe

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¿Qué ocurrió en esta reunión?

Los fideicomisarios aprobaron el orden del día

Los puntos destacados del orden del día son:

Explore el orden del día consensuado aquí.

Trustees Approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) 1 from Q & D Construction for Hug High School

Trustees approved the GMP 1 from Q & D Construction as the Construction Manager of Risk for management services relating to the repurposing of Hug High School into a career and technical education academy. The GMP 1 is $29,532,453 with an owner’s contingency of $2 million, for a total of $31,532,453.

Explore the agreement.

Trustees Received a Presentation on Bills Introduced during the 2023 Legislative Session Related to Behavior and Discipline

Trustees received an update on bills introduced thus far during the 2023 Legislature pertaining to student discipline. Highlights included:

  • AB 65, AB 194, and SB 152 are similar bills that would change language from restorative justice to restorative practices, providing additional latitude in suspending and expelling students, introducing “Acts of Violence” to include battery and assault, and maintaining differences in disciplinary procedures for students 11 and over, vs. students aged 10 and under.
  • The District is advocating for a transition period for students coming from juvenile detention centers or treatment centers so their outcomes are improved.
  • AB 72 would establish a Safety and Well-Being of Teachers Commission.

Explore la presentación.

Trustees Approved the Project Plan for the Review and Revision of the Student Behavior Manual for the 2023-24 School Year

Trustees received a presentation on and discussed the project plan for reviewing and revising the 2023-2024 Student Behavior Manual. Highlights included:

  • The Student Behavior Task Force is coomprised of 6 teachers, 6 site administrators, and 9 central office administrators.
  • Data has been collected from 2018 to present day. Overall, there have been more disruptive events in the first 110 days of school than violent or procedural events. The difference is about 33 percent. (Disruptive events may include inappropriate language or disrespect, for example. Procedural events may include dress code violations or truancy. Violent events may include fights or bodily harm to others.)
  • Overall, there have been more out of school suspensions than in-school suspensions in the first 110 days of school.  
  • Significant suspension is removal of a pupil from school for 3 or more days. Long term suspension is removal of a pupil from school for not more than one semester. Expulsion is removal of a pupil from school for more than a semester with the possibility of returning to their zoned school or another school in the district. Permanent expulsion is removal of a pupil from school for more than one semester without the possibility of returning to their zoned school or another school in the district. Instead, the student goes to a school for alternative education.
  • A workshop in May is planned to expedite the process and discuss recommendations.

Explore the project plan, presentation, and current manual.

Trustees Approved the Goals of the Safe and Healthy Schools Commission

Trustees received a presentation on and approved the goals of the Safe and Healthy Schools Commission. Goals and highlights of the presentation included:

  • The 15-member Safe and Healthy Schools Commission includes a student, parents, medical services representatives, emergency services representatives, government agency representatives, and at-large members.
  • A goal is to partner with and engage families on emotional and physical safety of students.
  • This organization assists Trustees on issues of safety and security of schools including prevention, intervention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery.
  • The Commission is partnering with Parent University and using demographics and satisfaction rates to improve the program. Classes could include internet and social media safety. It is also partnering with the Family School Partnership Department to create a toolkit for schools and families to better understand safety procedures.
  • Future goals include conducting an annual safety forum, reviewing yearly and biannual training for crisis and emergency management, and reviewing district policies and programming.
  • Trustees want bathroom safety to cut down on students’ vaping in secondary schools.  Bathrooms are being locked to everyone.

Explore the presentation and supplemental materials provided by a Trustee.

Trustees Received an Update on Staff Training Related to Student Behavioral Issues

Trustees received a presentation on staff training related to student behavior issues, including an update on training for Care Solace implementation. Highlights included:

  • Care Solace connects students and teachers to mental health and wellness tools and supports.
  • Bus drivers and nutrition workers are included in the safety training, and individualized needs are taken into account, such as special education.
  • Implementation of the Safe Voice and Handle With Care programs, including training for these platforms, is also occurring on an ongoing basis.
  • All 17 middle schools in WCSD received suicide prevention and intervention training.  
  • A Project Aware grant used is being used towards care coordination, interviewing, and youth suicide prevention.
  • Training for teachers about substance misuse, trauma-informed care stratgies, peer-to-peer support, suicide prevention and training, and other major topics is occurring on an ongoing basis alongside several community partners.
  • Care Solace was approved one month ago, and 300 staff members have been trained in this program to-date.

Trustees Approved the Agreement with Centegix to Install Crisis Alert Equipment and Software

Trustees approved the agreement between WCSD and Centegix to install crisis alert equipment and software in schools and administration buildings using American Rescue Plan ESSER III funds in the amount of $4,580,800, and the $100,000 from the General Fund.

Explore the order acknowledgment, RFP documents, and an amendment to the agreement.

Informe del representante de los estudiantes

Entre los aspectos más destacados del informe de los representantes de los estudiantes figuran los siguientes

  • Suggesting the student body should be included in decisions about the new behavior manual

Trustees Reports

Entre los informes de los administradores destacan:

  • Several school and staff visits and student events
  • Attending JROTC events
  • Attending the Student Council Advisory meeting
  • Participating in Family Resource Center activities and programming
  • Attending the Joy Prom
  • Thanking District partners for student support programs and initiatives
  • Supporting the district relating to district and school challenges
  • Commemorating Women’s History Month

Informe del Superintendente

  • Improvements to student behavior through identifying root causes of that behavior
  • Facing and acknowledging district challenges while celebrating successes
  • Requesting demographics for data regarding behavior manual changes
  • Hosting a community coffee chat on Friday, March 17

Comentarios del público

  • A parent bill of rights section in the updated behavior manual
  • Suggestions on additional teacher supports for the behavior manual
  • Concerns regarding student screen time, inappropriate materials, and information on IT and security breaches

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for March 28, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. 

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