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.

Washoe County School District Board of Trustees

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The Washoe County School District Board of 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.

Click here to learn more and see a list of current Trustees.

How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Tuesdays) at 2 pm both virtually and at the Central Administration Building Board Room, 425 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings.

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 or via email. Email comments should be submitted to

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Washoe 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

Consent agenda highlights include:

Explore the consent agenda here.

Trustees Approved Changes to the Group Health Insurance for the 2024 Plan Year

Trustees approved the recommendation of the Group Insurance Committee for the following changes to the District’s self-funded group health insurance program:

  • An insurance rate increase of 6%
  • An increase to the Qualified High Deductible Health Plan from $3,000 to $3,200
  • An addition of a $1,000 lifetime limit of a child-only orthodontics benefit
  • A decrease to preventive dental cleanings and exams from three annual cleanings/exams to two annual cleanings/exams

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Received an Update on Safety and Belonging

WCSD School Police provided an update on new and revised safety protocols and activities:

  • Introduction of Astro, a service dog for the WCSD School Police
  • Launch of Centegix Crisis Alert System, with installation now completed in more than half of the district; the implementation schedule is behind its original targets, however.
  • Ongoing capital projects, including secure perimeter targets, single points of entry being enhanced, window film and coverings in open classroom areas, building emergency signage, and grant-funded visitor management systems
  • Collaborative efforts with local law enforcement, including Joining Forces, the regional gang unit, and holding monthly regional law enforcement leadership meetings and quarterly law enforcement meeting with Superintendent Enfield
  • Emphasizing parent and family engagement in school safety: asking questions, checking backpacks and bags, and talking to schools about any change in behavior
  • Working to combat human trafficking and assist survivors of human trafficking through the HEAT (Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit) program

Explore the presentation.

Trustees Received a Video Presentation on First Day of School Experiences

Trustees watched a video presentation featuring students, staff, and families from various schools throughout WCSD on their first day of the 2023-2024 school year.

Trustee Reports

Report highlights included:

  • Trustee Church holding a town hall at JWood Raw Elementary School on September 13, at 6:00 p.m.
  • Student competing on America’s Got Talent
  • Attending various school events, visits, and activities, including the all-staff meeting and the JWood Raw Elementary School ribbon cutting
  • Highlighting educators and staff
  • Addressing the vaping challenge in schools and the community
  • Learning more about student athletics

Superintendent’s Report

Report highlights included:

  • A strong start to the 2023-2024 school year
  • Future all-staff gatherings and learnings from the beginning of year all-staff kick-off event
  • A successful Children’s Cabinet fundraising event

Public Comment

  • Labor negotiations
  • School transportation issues
  • Mental health support for students suffering from PTSD
  • Ensuring educator voices are heard, and continuing to positively shape district culture

The next Meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for September 12, at 2:00 p.m.

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