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.
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 5 pm both virtually and at the Edward A. Greer Education Center Board Room (2832 E Flamingo Rd, 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. 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, April 13, 2023
Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting
Click here to see the meeting agenda.
Watch the meeting playback on CCSD EduVision.
What happened at this meeting?
Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)
Consent Agenda Highlights:
- Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan updates on chronic absenteeism
- Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan updates on student discipline
- Unified and licensed personnel employment
Explore consent agenda items here.
Trustees Approved the 2023-2024 Tentative Budget (7-0)
Staff presented the 2023-2024 tentative budget. Highlights of the presentation included:
- The final budget will be presented in May; this is a tentative budget evaluation.
- Unknowns to the budget include enrollment numbers, a potential economic recession, and the finalized state budget.
- The district is projecting a decrease of about 3,000 students in upcoming school year.
- There is a new definition of at-risk students (students at risk of not graduating with their cohort) which affects the weighted funding with better targeting.
- Toal per pupil funding is just over $11,000, which represents a significant increase in investment.
- The state education fund contributes about $398M in additional funding.
- Some of that additional funding was spent already (about $44.5M) due to staff salary increases, new schools, utility costs, and non-personnel costs.
- The total operational increase was about $70M.
- The district is projected to be ahead of its target of 2.7% for the Unassigned Ending Fund Balance, at about 4.2%.
- Budgeting reports are available in Open Book, Board Docs, and the data dashboard for public viewing.
Explore the presentation in English, the presentation in Spanish, and the tentative budget.
Trustees Received an Update on the 2023 Legislative Session
Staff updated Trustees on state legislation related to education. CCSD is currently tracking 172 bills. Themes in education-related legislation including funding and accountability, student discipline, social justice, diversifying the teacher pipeline, and career and technical education.
Key Bills the District is Supporting:
- SB 47: Teacher working conditions
- SB 65: Board of Trustees background checks and training
- SB 71: Nevada teacher and education recruitment task force
- SB 294: Safe storage of firearms
- AB 400: Enrollment, labor, funding, and other education policies
Key Bills the District is Opposing:
- SB 48: Revising air quality provisions and fees
- SB 282: Reorganization of the school district
- AB 175: Adjusting the composition of the Board of Trustees
- AB 282: Subsidy for health insurance for substitute teachers
Key Bills in which the District is in a Neutral Position:
- AB 357: Sex education provisions
- AB 339: Accountability reports in student performance
- AB 428: Economic development and teacher pipelines
Members of the public shared comments regarding:
- Water refill stations and clean water access
- Weighted GPA cap
- Live Math scholarship program
- Chat GPT’s effect on student education
- High school sports fees
- Academic standards
- Retention vs recruitment
- Time for 20 initiative
The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for April 27, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.