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Clark County School District continues reopening plan discussions

Posted at 6:21 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 22:50:50-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE 6:30 P.M.

Balancing the needs of students and teachers is what is up for debate. With parents wondering what the final reopening plan for the Clark County School District will look like.

Many say they have issues with the district’s proposed plan.

The CCSD says it has received more than 300 comments and questions for the special meeting. The district also says it has analyzed different methods such as having half-day sessions and delayed start times.

District staff settled on its blended hybrid method to balance both keeping students and teachers safe and provide them with in-person learning.

Proposals like half-day sessions were eliminated due to issues with properly cleaning the classrooms and meeting phase 2 guidelines set by Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Technology will make up a main part of the reopening plan, with costs of $28 million going to Chromebooks to facilitate distance learning for every student.

The district acknowledged because of limited supplies, not all students would have a Chromebook by the start of classes. They do believe they will get all of them sometime in the middle of fall.

The proposed reopening plan includes blended learning every week, by having students learn from home for three days, and be on campus in the classroom with their teachers for two days.

Student schedules will depend on which group they are in and the board is expected to vote on a final reopening plan on July 9.

ORIGINAL STORY

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Nevada, many people are concerned about how rising cases could impact the Clark County School District's plan for the next school year.

The CCSD Board of Trustees held a teleconference meeting Monday,.

The board is expected to talk about the many challenges under the proposed new plan and distance learning, including childcare, access to computers, and the lack of social interaction.

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Public comments may be submitted by email at boardmtgcomments@nv.ccsd.net by 1 p.m.

To view the full agenda, click here.

READ CCSD'S FULL REOPEN PLAN

13 Action News Anchor Marissa Kynaston has a look at the many challenges facing the school district as it transitions into the next school year. Watch in the player above.

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