LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District has announced they will make a recommendation to begin instruction for students on Aug. 24 with full-time distance learning at the Clark County School District Board of School Trustees Special Meeting on July 21.
13 Action News will livestream the meeting at 4 p.m.
Educators like Cecelia Gonzalez think distance learning should have been an option on the table since day one.
Gonzalez says the focus now needs to be on making sure tools are accessible and that students don’t fall through the gaps.
“If they have access to the internet, access to the computer and can complete their work should be the conversation, and should have been the conversation this entire time," says Gonzalez.
The CCSD recommendation hits home for Gonzalez, as her younger brother is going into fourth grade in the fall.
Her top priority is safety because he suffers from severe asthma.
“My brother -- at-home learning is definitely what we want, and making sure he is making those achievements is definitely important," says Gonzalez.
Here is the full statement from CCSD:
Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, during the Clark County School District Board of School Trustees Special Meeting that begins at 4 p.m., staff will make a recommendation to begin instruction for students on August 24, 2020, with full-time distance education.
As the health and safety of our students, families and staff remains our top priority, and due to the continuous increases of COVID-19 positive cases, the distance education option is currently the most responsible course of action.
Licensed professionals, administrators and support professionals will report for duty on August 5, 2020. The two-week period before students begin classes, will be utilized to provide professional learning to maximize the distance education experience.
More information on the instructional model will be shared with the Board of School Trustees during tomorrow’s meeting.