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CCSD teachers speak out on remote learning concerns

Posted at 7:24 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 13:36:17-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With schools shut down all across the state, students in the Clark County School District have been left without classroom instruction for about a week. Some high schoolers are getting online instruction, but other students are left out.

Empty campuses at schools across the state closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The new normal for the next few weeks as student remain home. Remote learning a discussion among teachers.

“It’s just very concerning, because when you see things like we have to take attendance, and that we’re doing specific things for remote learning, what does that look like and that’s where all the educators fall right now,” Kristen Nigro, a CCSD teacher, said.

She is a kindergarten teacher at Schorr Elementary School and been in constant contact with concerned parents. She says she hasn’t heard a specific plan yet from the district about remote learning.

“It’s not guaranteed all these kids are going to be able to log in. Not everybody has internet, and not everybody has a computer, or a tablet. We’re facing a lot of challenges ahead,” Nigro said.

Vicki Kreidel, a teacher at Heard Elementary School, also says same thing.

“We don’t know what the actual expectation from the district is. We’re just hearing it from individual administrators,” she said.

The state superintendent Jhone Ebert sent a letter to district administrators across the state Wednesday, encouraging districts to do remote learning with the expectation it begins no later than March 23.

We reached out to CCSD multiple times through emails and phone calls, but didn’t hear back. On CCSD’s coronavirus update web page, it lists resources like Khan Academy for students for online learning, but doesn’t answer questions about a district-wide plan.

Kreidel says with all the discussion of curriculum, she feels the health and well-being of their students is her number one priority.

“I think it’s important that our students know we’re here. They want to know we’re okay and they want us checking on them like we do every day when they walk into the classroom,” she said.

CCSD schools will remain closed at least until April 13.