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 @CCSD_Trustees Regular Board Meeting will be held on Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. via teleconference at https://t.co/PhjIRb4UDa. View the addendum at https://t.co/9MNnS2e8Rn Public comment may be submitted by email at email@example.com by 2 p.m. on Aug. 27.— CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) August 26, 2020
The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the CDC, have both recently recommended in-person learning.
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.
CCSD is still connecting students that need access to the Internet. Visit https://t.co/ISyHBrUPXw or 1-888-616-2476. CCSD has also created a brief survey for families to express technology needs at https://t.co/zpXnu42jyg. Please complete the survey even if you are not in need. pic.twitter.com/7hWOLbzYer— CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) August 25, 2020
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.
Some parents frustrated with CCSD’s distance learning are planning a protest tonight. CCSD has asked parents to be patient with changes. pic.twitter.com/09xmXsoqAR— Marissa Kynaston (@marissaktnv) August 27, 2020
Tonight's protest is set to begin around 5:30 at the CCSD Administrative Center on West Sahara Avenue.
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