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.

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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, May 9, 2024

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

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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 Accepted the Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan Update – Perceptions of Student Safety (7-0)

Student safety is measured by positive responses on four questions from the Districtwide Survey: I sometimes stay home because I don’t feel safe at this school; students feel safe in this school; this school has safety procedures that work; and this school is safe. Highlights from the data include:

    • Overall survey participation has increased.
    • High School students reported feeling safer in schools for the second year in a row.
    • Districtwide, 79% of students rated safety positively in schools, which is a fairly stable metric from the previous measured years.
    • In grades 4 & 5, 86.4% of students surveyed positively, which is slightly lower than in previous measured years.
    • In grades 6 – 8, 74.8% of students districtwide chose positive responses to safety, which is a slight decline from previous years.
    • In grades 9-12 safety perception increased for the second year in a row, with 78.4% responding positively. This marks the highest rate since 2018, with the exception of the year of distance learning in 2020-2021.
    • That said, all actual numbers did not meet the targets set.
    • Full results available on in “Surveys” section

Next steps include continuous improvement teams revising the school performance plan based on survey analysis this summer.

Explore the presentation in English and the presentation in Spanish.

Trustees Accepted the Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan Update – Chronic Absenteeism (7-0)

Trustees reviewed the latest rates of chronic absenteeism for the District. Chronic absenteeism is the total percentage of students who are absent for 10% or more of enrolled days. It includes excused and unexcused absences.   

Highlights from the data include:

    • Overall, chronic absenteeism has decreased from the previous year measured, across all student groups. The chronic absenteeism rate this year is 30%, vs. 36% last year.
    • That said, rates are falling short of the targets.
    • CCSD’s chronic absenteeism rate mirrors those from similar school districts across the country.
    • CCSD has completed over 35,000 home visits as a measure to combat chronic absenteeism.

Three principals from schools who experienced success decreasing Chronic Absenteeism were present. Their strategies included:

    • Monitoring and rewarding regular attendance, including attendance celebrations
    • Tier 2 support for those who are not attending regularly
    • Personal phone calls and home visits to parents with children who were chronically absent
    • Inspirational PA announcements
    • Emphasis on engaging curriculum, including an additional elective incentive and professional development

Explore the presentation in English and the presentation in Spanish.

Trustees Heard an Update on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council’s Year in Review 2023-2024

Trustees received a “Year in Review” presentation on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council:

  • Emergency Management/ Safety Protocols
    • Increase methods and frequency of communication during emergency situations, such as requiring schools to send a text message every email at 10-minute intervals.
    • Add visual alerts to school alarms for hearing impaired or disabled children
  • Mental Health
    • Students and families are generally not aware of the free resources available to them in CCSD
    • Annual surveys dedicated to this topic are recommended, including an increase in programming, including two “days of mental wellness” per school year, with mandatory social/emotional check ins.
  • Equity and Diversity Efforts
    • Diversity in CCSD is strong and generally students aren’t aware of all the resources available for undocumented children or children who speak English as a second language.
    • Staff diversity doesn’t reflect campus diversity
    • A boost in funding is recommended for cultural education during staff development days and promoting the creation of cultural affinity groups in schools.

A final recommendation is to integrate QR codes or links on campus that direct students to resources that are now available and under-utilized.

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Approved the Superintendent Search Request for Proposal Rubric (6-0-1)

Trustees reviewed and accepted the rubric to be used for the rating of those who submitted proposals on the Superintendent Search RFP.

The rubric includes:

  • Recommended language and rating scales
  • Evaluation criteria

The board will review responsive proposals in a public meeting on May 15, then present and interview responders in a public meeting on May 29.

Review the rubric.

Public Comment

Members of the public shared comments regarding:

  • Staff shortages
  • Loss of teachers specifically at Joseph Neal Elementary
  • Bidding procedures
  • Restorative justice and classroom behavior
  • Student safety
  • Chronic absenteeism
  • Diabetic support and supplies
  • Board leadership
  • Social media
  • Sex education
  • Urban planning

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for May 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

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