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CCSD reorganization using 'lean and mean' approach

Changes to save estimated $1.5 million
CCSD reorganization using "lean and mean" approach
CCSD reorganization using "lean and mean" approach
Posted at 8:38 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 08:47:21-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — New Clark County School District Superintendent released a plan Wednesday that will divide the district into three regions and reduce the number of administrators.

Each region will be led by a region superintendent and two associate superintendents in an effort to streamline communication and provide clearer expectations.

"A lot of the issues I heard during my listening tour was there is a lack of consistent messaging," superintendent Jesus Jara said.

The superintendent said the boundaries were designed to keep the elementary to high school feeders schools in the same region.

"Hopefully you will see a comprehensive approach to a feeder pattern," Jara said. "Also for parents to know who to call in their region."

The reorganization is tied to the superintendent's strategic plan that is set for release in January but is also expected to save $1.5 million.

That's because Jara said at least eight positions will be reallocated to other parts of the district but the superintendent made it clear nobody is losing their job.

There is a perception we are top heavy so what this will do is really look at a lean and mean team that will be lean and efficient," Jara said. "It is also a way for me to say to the public and the legislature we are looking at savins internally."