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Clark County School District releases 235-page manual for March 1 return

Posted at 3:29 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 15:11:41-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District released a new 235-page document detailing the procedures for hybrid learning on Wednesday.

According to the district’s timeline, staff members will head back to school in less than three weeks to prepare for hybrid learning, which starts March 1.

The return to the classroom is mandatory for school staff, but the district will be determining how many employees they need on-site depending on how many students return.

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Vaccines are voluntary for school staff, but they’ll undergo mandatory random COVID-19 testing every month. If a staff member tests positive, they’ll be required to quarantine for 14 days.

According to an agreement between CCSD and CCEA, CCSD will continue to pay teachers who are quarantined only if they’re able to continue working from home. Otherwise, teachers will need to use sick leave. A teacher who refused to get a COVID-19 test will be removed from school and placed on unpaid leave until returning a negative test result.

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Small groups of students in Pre-K through third grade will be back in the classroom by March and parents should have already chosen which group their student will be a part of.

Cohort A will be in a classroom Mondays and Tuesdays with distance learning Thursday and Friday.

Cohort B will learn online Monday through Wednesday and go to the classroom Thursday and Friday.

Cohort C will stay in full-time distance learning. That group is for students part of a vulnerable population or for families uncomfortable with the idea of face-to-face learning.

Parents will be asked to perform a ‘daily health check’ before their child heads to school and custodial staff will sanitize all staff equipment twice daily.