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.

Clark County School District Board of Trustees

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are decision-makers for the school district. Seven members are elected based on district; four are appointed representatives from the four largest municipalities in Clark County (Clark County, City of Las Vegas, City of Henderson, and City of North Las Vegas). 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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees.
Click here to find your Trustee District.

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).

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas.

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, February 22, 2024

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda.

Watch the meeting playback.

What happened at this meeting?

Trustees Approved the Consent Agenda (7-0)

Consent Agenda Highlights:

Explore consent agenda items here.

Trustees Approved the Conditional Resignation of the Superintendent (5-2)

Trustees approved the conditional resignation of Dr. Jesus Jara, effective February 23, 2024. The resignation terms include a single payment, representing approximately six months’ severance pay.

Explore the message from the Board of Trustees, the employment agreement between the CCSD Board of Trustees and Dr. Jara, the Second Amendment to the employment agreement, and the Third Amendment to the employment agreement.

Trustees Approved the Appointment of Interim Superintendent (5-2)

Trustees approved Dr. Brenda Larsen-Mitchell to serve as Interim Superintendent, effective February 23, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. This appointment will remain in effect until the Board completes the process of selecting a permanent Superintendent.

Explore the memo regarding emergency superintendent succession.

Trustees Discussed Long-Term Planning for a Superintendent

Discussion highlights involved:

  • Community feedback of more transparency on the search process
  • Overview of Superintendent Search Methodology and criteria for choosing the selection firm
  • History of successful superintendent placements and request for board to see all potential candidates
  • Skill-based assessment of potential candidates
  • Unique needs of CCSD
  • Selection committee
  • Board Responsibilities

Public Comment

Members of the public shared comments regarding:

  • Conditional resignation of Superintendent
  • Board governance
  • Superintendent search and community input
  • Student discipline and restorative justice
  • Interim Superintendent selection
  • School bullying and violence

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for March 14, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. 

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