CCSD Board reviews results of culture and climate survey

The Clark County School District (CCSD) reviewed the results of a culture and climate survey conducted by an independent third party.

In January 2023, CCSD contracted with Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) to conduct an independent, external Climate and Culture Review. Through the process, PCG conducted 34 interviews with members of the Board of School Trustees and executive cabinet, 39 focus groups and reviewed the results of more than 11,000 employee surveys.

“The Board of Trustees commissioned this culture and climate study to better understand the views and perceptions of District employees, and these report results are no surprise. We know we have room to improve, and this benchmark study allows us to move forward in the best interest of our students, employees, and community,” said Board of School Trustees President Evelyn Garcia Morales.

The review was designed to analyze how CCSD leadership and Board of Trustees practices impact decision-making and the overall culture of the district with the goal of identifying opportunities for improved practices and procedures.

Four themes emerged from the organization’s data review:

  • Ownership and accountability for results
  • Transparency in communication
  • Focus on outcome-driven decisions and success for every student
  • Valuing the needs of all staff

“As the largest employer in Nevada, CCSD recognizes its responsibility for our employees’ workplace culture and atmosphere, and this study was commissioned to establish a benchmark for us. Our core objective is student academic outcomes and safety, and providing our employees with the most supportive and professional culture enables us to successfully meet the needs of our children,” said Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. 

The report identifies a solid foundation to build on, 21 recommendations outline areas that can improve student growth and achievement. The full report was presented to the Board of School Trustees at the June 7, 2023 work session. The full report can be viewed by clicking here