Rancho High School Principal James Kuzma, a CCSD principal for nearly two decades, on evaluating principals. “I don’t know how you define good or bad” in evaluating principals, he said. “…The only thing we can go by is if our school achieves or doesn’t achieve.” (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
John Vellardita, executive director of the Clark County Education Association, talks about the union’s new “Decker policy” in reference to previous reporting by the Review-Journal about the principal at Decker Elementary School’s continuing run-ins with staff and parents. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Teachers and parents of students at Helen Marie Smith Elementary School express opinions on averted teacher strike in the Clark County School District.
CCSD and the CCEA have reached an agreement on teacher pay avoiding a potential strike from teachers all across the Clark County School District.
Teachers, students, parents and administrators at Spring Valley High School staged a protest on Monday, Aug. 26, in support of Clark County School District educators who are threatening to strike over more pay under a new contact. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak held a press conference at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building to discuss the on-going negotiations between the Clark County School District and the Clark County Education Association.
The Clark County Teacher’s Union plans on announcing a strike if its demands are not met in contract talks with the Clark County School District. The Clark County Education Association, which has threatened to strike for months, has given the district until Thursday to propose an acceptable contract for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
LVMPD and Superintendent Jesus Jara brief the public on back to school safety.
The reorganization of the Clark County School District is contributing to the district’s budget pinch. At this point, it’s impossible to predict know how the new education funding formula will work. Also, Nevada charter schools need to serve more high-need students before it’s possible to tell if they’re successful. That’s according to Kenneth Retzl, director of education policy with the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities.
The deans fired by Superintendent Jesus Jara were more likely to be African American or
Hispanic than the administrators who kept their jobs.
Superintendent Jesus Jara should resign or be fired. That’s the belief of Stephen Augspurger, the executive director of the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Profession-technical Employees. Augspurger said Jara has lost the confidence of the district’s principals by not seeking their input on a number of issues, including firing all the deans in the district.
(Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara has outlined proposed 2019-20 school year budget reductions in a video message. (Clark County School District)
The Clark County School District revealed for the first time Tuesday that it is facing a budget deficit of between $17 million and $18 million next year despite winning additional funding in the just concluded legislative session. That means the possibility of a teachers strike in the fall remains on the table.
CCSD police arrested Chaparral High School custodian Deamonte Warren on Friday on three counts of a school employee having sex with a student and an additional count of providing alcohol to a minor. (Courtesy CCSD Police)
Trustee Danielle Ford used the term “colored students” rather than “students of color” during a heated meeting Thursday night. Trustee Linda Cavazos leaned across the dais to correct her as a few people in the crowd grew angry and eventually stormed out. (Clark County School District)
Joshua and Britten Wahrer, parents of a special education student, are battling the Clark County School District for the right to equip their son with a monitoring device. (Amelia Pak-Harvey/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
District D Trustee Irene Cepeda, District F Trustee Danielle Ford and District G Trustee Linda Cavazos were sworn in at the Edward Greer Education Center on Monday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Amelia Pak-Harvey/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CCSD announced in May that it would hire attorney Robert Freeman to conduct an independent investigation into the hiring of Jason Wright. Wright is the husband of school board president Deanna Wright. He stands accused of physically assaulting children and the district has admitted that former superintendent personally intervened to help him get a job. Six months later, you’re paying Freeman’s bills but can’t see his findings.
The top priority for Nevada education is overhauling the Nevada Plan. There isn’t going to be a tax hike to fully implement weighted funding, and Read by 3 needs to be modified. That’s all according to Sen. Mo Denis, who will chair the Senate Education Committee. Denis also said he doesn’t now support extending $20 million in tax credits for the Opportunity Scholarship program.
Clark County School District middle and high school students will be subject to random searches for weapons under a new initiative to combat the wave of guns found on campus. (Amelia Pak-Harvey/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County School District Trustee Kevin Child announced a sweeping lawsuit against fellow trustees and former school district leadership along with attorney Craig Mueller on Sept 7.
Last week, the Clark County School District gleefully trumpeted a “historic agreement” with the Clark County Education Association.
Clark County School Board President Deanna Wright says she followed proper expense protocol in trip to Florida last year.
Las Vegas Morning Update – Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Eva White, Clark County School District superintendent candidate
Jesus Jara, Clark County School District superintendent candidate.
Shonda Huery Hardman, Clark County School District superintendent candidate.
Mike Barton, CCSD superintendent candidate
Don Haddad, Clark County School District superintendent candidate.