Four members of seven-member Clark County School Board indicate they would consider trying to renegotiate a clause in the union contract that allows teachers with a history of bad behavior to move from one school to another.
A bill aimed at strengthening background checks for Nevada school district employees sailed through the Senate education committee Tuesday.
The Review-Journal’s requests for comment on a series highlighting the district’s failures to manage inappropriate behavior between staff and students for years go mostly unanswered.
A measure requiring school districts to do more thorough background checks on applicants was approved Friday by the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.
The Clark County School District has no social media or text-messaging policies for employee-student communications and heavily relies on a vague, outdated video to educate employees about sexual misconduct, a Review-Journal investigation has found.
People who work in Nevada’s public schools are supposed to have clean records. They’re fingerprinted and screened at the local, state and national levels for criminal histories — but the process is far from foolproof.
A three-part Review-Journal investigation finds sexual misconduct in the Clark County School District stems predominantly from three issues: the district’s contract with the teachers’ union, loopholes in background checks and insufficient employee training.