Nevada Ed-Watch

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.

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 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, August 12, 2021

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

The agenda was adopted with the deletion of item 3.32: Memorandum of Agreement Between the Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas and the Clark County School District. 

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

Members of the public submitted public comment regarding: 

  • Statement honoring the Southern Paiute people on whose land we stand on. 
  • Concerns over the use of pepper spray on students and a request for restorative justice practices. 
  • Concerns over the lack of student voices at board meetings; request for better practices to ensure students are able to share feedback in a timely manner. 
  • Suggestions for how the American Rescue Plan funds should be spent.
  • Concerns over masks, vaccinations, and COVID-19 testing policy. 
  • Concerns regarding the flying of specific flags in a district classroom. 
  • Concerns regarding transportation, availability of programs, and the publication of AB195 at Global Community High School. 
  • Concerns regarding the lack of benefits and low pay for substitute teachers. 
  • Concerns regarding the number of vacancies in the district. 
  • Concerns that all schools be safe spaces for students and that culturally responsive teaching practices be implemented.
  • Request for efforts to work toward attaining more funding for CCEA. 

Click here to view written public comment on non-agenda items submitted online. 

Consent Agenda Highlights:

One trustee was not present to vote. 

Members of the public submitted public comment on this agenda item regarding:

  • Concern over the price and upkeep of electric buses and electric charging stations. 
  • Concern about the number of teacher vacancies. 
  • Concern regarding the lack of transportation and safety issues with the current transportation being offered at Global Community High School.  

Trustees Approved Proposed Notice of Intent to Adopt CCSD Policy 3100 and Regulation 3100, Code of Ethics/Anti-Fraud

Policy 3100 will outline behaviors expected of employees and will help employees resolve and report potential ethical or procedural violations. 

No changes to the policy were made.  

Regulation 3100 was approved with the following changes:

  • Removal of the definitions related to respectful, trustworthy, and reasonable
  • Clarification of Chief of Staff responsibilities in specific investigations 
  • Clarification that the decision to terminate an employee is made by the Superintendent and all discipline, including termination recommendations, will be made in accordance with all laws, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. 
  • Removal of the qualifying term “close” from close friends. 

One trustee was not present to vote. 

Click here to view the policy notice of intent. 

Click here to view the regulation notice of intent. 

Members of the public submitted public comment on this agenda item regarding support of Policy 3100. 

Trustees Heard a Presentation on the COVID-19 Update and an Overview of Reimagining Schools 

Trustees heard a presentation on the highlights of the 2020-2021 school year. Highlights included:

  • Closing the digital divide.
  • Increasing access to nutrition and social-emotional support.
  • Providing access to high-quality education such as summer programming. 
  • Promoting the safety and health of students and staff, and returning students to the classroom. 

Trustees heard a presentation on the district’s plan to reimagine schools for the future of children. Highlights included:

  • Changes to the classroom, including grading reform, support of pilot schools to provide face to face instruction, full time distance education, and blended learning, and a focus on career readiness. 
  • Changes for staff including an increase in professional learning opportunities and the educator instructional pipeline. 
  • Changes for school support including the creation of the Leadership and Professional Learning Division, offering of mathematics tier 1 instructional materials, and differentiated support to schools. 

Trustees heard a presentation on the district’s ongoing COVID-19 response. Highlights included:

  • Layered mitigation strategies including promoting vaccination, consistent and correct mask use, physical distancing, screening testing to promptly identify cases, clusters, and outbreaks, ventilation, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick and getting tested, contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, and cleaning and disinfection. 
  • The district also has a mitigation plan to allow students to participate in athletics and activities. 
  • A new mitigation strategy the district plans to utilize are hospital grade R-Zero UV disinfection units at every campus on or before August 27th. 
  • In partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District, CCSD will offer four static vaccination sites at high schools around the valley. 

Click here to view the presentation.

Members of the public submitted public comment on this agenda item regarding:

  • Concerns about the vaccine, masks, and testing policy. 
  • Concerns about the treatment of teachers and the risk of losing more teachers. 
  • Concerns about the feasibility of being able to successfully follow COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Trustees Approved the Employment Agreement of Charlene L. Hillard for the Role of Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Division

Trustees welcomed and congratulated Charlene L. Hilliard who will be assuming the role of Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction Division. 

Click here to view the employment contract.  

Trustees Submitted Requests for Future Board Items:

  • Board is responsible for a mid-year Superintendent review and would like to begin planning the end of year Superintendent review. 
  • Request that the board develop a statement and/or discussion point to ensure all board members follow board policy and inappropriate behavior is condoned. 
  • All trustees receive training regarding the progressive discipline policy.
  • A meeting with the Bond Oversight Committee. 
  • Update on the anti-racism policy to be discussed soon. 
  • Discussion of Focus on the Future for Kids data. 

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