CCSD Board of School Trustees meeting recap – Aug. 26, 2021

Agenda item 5.01 – Anti-racism Policy Development Work

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees received an update on the development work of an anti-racism policy.

The presentation includes the superintendent’s external anti-racism, equity, and inclusion taskforce (AEIT) composition and a policy development timeline spanning from

July 2021 to December 2021. Trustees had a discussion on the criteria selection of members on the taskforce and on the timeline of the process.

The proposed timeline includes having a first draft of an anti-racism policy by October for review at public board meetings in the fall and having a proposed final adoption of a policy in January 2022.

The presentation also included actions the district has taken to ensure compliance with Assembly Bill 371, which went into effect July 1, 2021.

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Agenda item 5.02 – Substitute Teachers and Substitute Support Professionals Presentation

CCSD Board of School Trustees received a presentation on proposed possible solutions to address the districtwide substitute teacher and substitute support professional shortage while providing opportunities to offer benefits to substitute employees.

The presentation outlined a recommendation to contract with ESS, an education management and staffing agency, to provide substitute teachers and substitute support professionals services. The recommendation aims to improve fill rates, improve service to students and provide the opportunity for substitute teachers / substitute support professionals to earn full-time benefits.

The target date to implement a plan is October 2021.

This was not an action item and will be brought back to the board at a future public board meeting.

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Agenda item 5.03 – Budget Update

The Board of School Trustees received a budget update presentation including an overview of the state pupil centered funding plan, general operating revenues, an ESSER funding summary as well as the status of employee contracts.

CCSD operates with a general operating budget of approximately $2.8 billion dollars.

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Agenda Item 3.19 – Employment Agreement – Chief Communications Officer

Trustees approved  the selection of Tod Story as CCSD’s Chief Communications Officer.

With more than 20 years of public service experience, Story most recently served as Executive Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada.

As CCSD’s Chief Communications officer, Story will continue to lead the implementation of Focus: 2024, the District’s ambitious five-year strategic plan seeking to improve District communications and outreach, increase strategic media partnerships to celebrate student employee successes and grow the media presence of the District locally and across the country.

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