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CCSD announces three-phase plan to end race tensions in schools

Posted at 8:32 AM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 11:56:16-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Superintendent Jesus Jara is rolling out a three phase plan in hopes to end race tensions throughout the district.

Phase 1 is happening for the month of April.

The district is focused on gathering data and observing how students, teachers and the community interact.

Phase 2 will take place in May and June and focus on training teachers and parents to understand diversity.

Phase 3 will pick up in fall of 2019 and continue to push equality and diversity.

The plan comes after several recent incidents involving racially insensitive comments including a CCSD trustee referring to students as "colored."

Jara says the plan is a work in progress and he personally thanked four parents from Arbor View High School for their input and conversation.