28 May Governor Sisolak signs 2 CCSD-sponsored bills

LAS VEGASGovernor Steve Sisolak has signed two Clark County School District (CCSD) sponsored bills that were recently passed by the 2021 Nevada Legislature. This marks the first time in more than 20 years that all District-sponsored bills have passed in a legislative session.

“I am pleased that both CCSD-sponsored bills have been passed by the Nevada Legislature and signed by Governor Steve Sisolak,” said CCSD Board of School Trustees President Linda P. Cavazos. “Both bills will greatly benefit our children through education efficiency and ensuring that they have internet access during this age of digital learning.”

“CCSD always puts students first, and the overwhelming support of both bills shows the Nevada Legislature recognizes the needs of our students and teachers,” CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara said.  “Each CCSD-sponsored bill will help educators continue their focus on the District’s core business: student success. I thank the Governor and Nevada Legislature for their continued support of our students and staff.”

Under Nevada law, the CCSD Board of School Trustees is provided with two bill draft requests during regular legislative sessions. The Board voted to focus the 2021 efforts on issues impacting student achievement.

Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) – Educator Efficiency

SB 2 is the result of the Board’s request for changes to state law to increase the amount of class time dedicated to student instruction. The bill modifies requirements for kindergarten exams, reduces body mass index testing and eliminates some duplicate reporting. All these changes will allow students to have more seat time in class to focus on Nevada Academic Content Standards. 

Senate Bill 66 SB 66) – Internet Access

SB 66 establishes a statewide system of gathering and reporting data about students’ access to devices and the internet in their homes. The bill outlines plans to use the data to close gaps for students without internet access throughout the state and improve connectivity in areas of need.

For more information about the 2021 Board of School Trustees Legislative Platform, click here.