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8 town hall meetings to discuss reorganization of CCSD

Posted at 10:01 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 02:54:16-04
The Clark County Commission has scheduled eight Town Hall Meetings on the Reorganization of the Clark County School District.  
The first meeting took place  at the Henderson Convention center Thursday night.  More than 100 teachers, parents, and support staff showed up to discuss the reorganization of CCSD.
"Parents, as a whole, need to take a more involved role in educating our children," said Victor Perea.  
The proposed plan would break the district into smaller precincts.  
Right now, a central administrative body is in charge of everything from curriculum, to class size, and budget.  The plan would give each of the 357 schools in the district the authority to decide how to govern itself.  
In essence, the decentralization would give the principal, teachers, and parents more control. 
Perea is the father of an elementary school student.  He, too, attended schools in the district. 
"The neighborhood that I grew up in, is not the same as the neighborhood my daughter is now growing up in," he said.
Perea is supportive of the plan; however, he's concerned that it could negatively impact certain schools.
"The areas that aren't socially, economically, as well off ... where the parents may not have that time, are they going to be left behind?" he said.
If you would like to attend, see the other times and dates below.

--6 p.m. Aug. 1 a Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane in North Las Vegas.

--6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Road.

--6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Northwest Career & Technical Academy, 8200 W. Tropical Parkway.

--6 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Clark County Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building, 1301 Whipple Ave., in Logandale.

--6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road.

--6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Clark County Government Center Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.

--6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

For more information on CCSD's reorganization plan, click here.