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CCSD trustees pass plan to invite small groups of students back to classrooms

Posted at 8:37 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 10:44:19-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — The Clark County School District trustees voted 7-0 on Thursday to pass a plan that allows small groups of students to return to the classroom on a voluntary basis and by invitation from their schools.

The plan does not end distance learning and no timetable has been set yet.

READ MORE | DOCUMENTS RELATED TO REOPENING PLAN

The presentation included information on state and county health data, a summary of student academic information from the first semester of the 2020-21 school year and a recommendation for returning at-risk student groups to face-to-face instruction on a voluntary basis.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be very challenging for education,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara.

“We will continue to make the health and safety of students and staff a top priority. As we continue to look at the academic and health crisis that the pandemic has caused," he said, "I believe that the plan proposed provides the first steps in returning our students and educators to the classroom.”

Watch the meeting in full below. Reporter Jeremy Chen was live-tweeting updates. Follow him for additional information @JeremyChenKTNV.

Earlier, 13 Action News shared a report on how students' grades have been suffering under distance learning.

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New data showed more than 90% of schools assigned more F grades this year compared to last year.