01 Dec CCSD Board of School Trustees approve St. Jude’s Ranch for Children partnership to benefit students

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees approved the District to move forward with creating a partnership with St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to build and operate a new school at their campus in Boulder City, Nevada.

Envisioned by Superintendent Jesus F. Jara after touring the Healing Center site, the school will serve trafficked teens who will live on-site. The school will serve approximately 60 students and will cost approximately $5 million to build.

“Las Vegas has been a hotbed for sex trafficking for many years. Once this school is built it will shelter, serve, and educate these vulnerable young people,” stated Superintendent Jesus F. Jara. “I look forward to the day when this facility will provide these children the specialized attention they will need, are able to overcome their traumas, and lead healthy and productive lives.”

The new school was approved under agenda item 3.01 – 2015 Capital Improvement Program(CIP), Revision 5, in today’s Joint Meeting with the CCSD Board of Trustees and Bond Oversight Committee.

For more information on CIP, visit http://capitalimprovementplan.ccsd.net/. For more information related to the agenda item, click here.