CCSD Board of School Trustees meeting recap – March 14, 2019

The Clark County School District Board of School Trustees voted 5-2 to approve April 22, 2019 as the make-up day for the day of instruction lost on Feb. 22, 2019 due to inclement weather. An alternate day of work is being explored for 9-month school-based Support Professionals.

The board voted unanimously to start a program that will offer CCSD students a head start on their college education by enrolling in University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), College of Education courses while in high school.

Students from participating high schools will be offered certain approved courses that will qualify for both high school credit and a college credit in the program known as Rebel TEACH program. This is one of several CCSD initiatives to “grow our own” teachers by encouraging our own students to enter the profession. The program will begin in the 2019-20 school year.

Trustees also voted unanimously to approve a three-year pilot program starting in the 2019-20 school year to recruit and retain principals at schools identified by the state as needing improvement. Selected principals will be provided with supplemental pay to work at the specified schools.