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Clark County School District parents plan protest, frustrated with distance learning

Thursday marks day 4 of distance learning in county
Posted at 8:38 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 13:30:24-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Many parents across the Las Vegas valley have taken to social media expressing concerns about distance learning. Now, some of them are taking their concerns straight to school board members.

Clark County School District board members are holding a meeting Thursday and many parents are planning to protest, asking that kids be put back in school.

Some parents say education is essential and say distance learning is already a failure.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the CDC, have both recently recommended in-person learning.

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The planned protests come as CCSD continues to try to make contact with tens of thousands of students, many of whom are having connectivity issues or still don't have the technology they need.

CCSD and superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara took to Twitter, urging everyone to be patient with the new system.

There are other concerns.

CCSD says a hacker interrupted a class held by Walter Johnson Junior High School.

Furthermore, a mother of a student at Sunrise Mountain High School says her son was exposed to pornography during a PE class.

CCSD says they're making an effort to increase security.

Tonight's protest is set to begin around 5:30 at the CCSD Administrative Center on West Sahara Avenue.

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