13 Mar CCSD Board of School Trustees meeting recap, March 12

Agenda Item 5.06 – COVID-19 Update and Clark County School District’s (CCSD) Response Plan

Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara provided the Board of School Trustees with an update on the District’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is the Clark County School District’s top priority. CCSD continues evaluating and responding to the evolving nature of coronavirus (COVID-19) with a coalition of partners, including the Office of the Governor, Clark County Government, the Southern Nevada Health District, and other agencies, on a cohesive community response to protect the health and well-being of our students and staff.

For the moment, there are no planned school closures. However, should the need arise, contingency plans have been developed and continue to be refined daily. The goal of CCSD is to remain open and educate our children to provide a sense of stability for our students, employees, and families.

Today, the step was taken to suspend all school, district, and non-district sponsored athletics, extra-curricular activities, assemblies, practices, and events are effective immediately until further notice.

As with any illness, CCSD asks parents not to send students to schools if they may be sick. We ask all our school communities to follow health guidelines to minimize the spread of illnesses, such as washing hands frequently with soap and warm water, disinfecting surfaces, and covering the mouth and nose with a tissue if you sneeze, properly disposing of it after. While these guidelines may sound minimal, they are relevant in minimizing the spread of illnesses.

CCSD will continue to share information with school communities as necessary and will continue our close collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District and the appropriate authorities on this issue.

The public should visit ccsd.net for the latest information regarding CCSD’s response plan regarding coronavirus.”

CCSD Chief of Staff, Dr. Christopher Bernier, CCSD Office of Emergency Management Director Michael Wilson, CCSD Health Services Director and Chief Nurse Yvette Wintermute, and CCSD Health Services Coordinator and Emergency Management Liaison Linda S. Kalekas provided the Board of School Trustees an update on the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and future plans on dealing with issues related to COVID-19 based on recommendations and in collaboration with our community and health partners.

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Agenda Item 5.04 – Human Capital Management System Update

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees received an update from Chief Technology Officer Dr. Greg Halopoff, on the CCSD response plan rollout of the Human Capital Management (HCM)  system and solutions put in place to address issues.

The HCM system has produced nearly 3,100 checks from seven off-cycle payrolls. The district is offering an Employee Financial Assistance Program, open lab sessions, additional employee training opportunities and post implementation recovery assistance.

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To learn more about the Clark County School District, visit ccsd.net.