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Clark County School District board meeting recap for Oct. 17

Posted at 7:57 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 22:58:03-04

Clark County School District Board of School Trustees meeting recap for Oct. 17:

Agenda Item 3.01 - Nevada Educator Performance Framework

The Board of Trustees received a report regarding the 2018-2019 Nevada Educator Performance Framework (NEPF) evaluations as part of progress monitoring for the Focus: 2024 strategic plan. The overall purpose of the state of the NEPF is to identify effective instruction and leadership and to establish criteria to determine if educators are helping students achieve targeted goals.

The presentation provided a timeline of events related to the implementation of the NEPF and state law, a breakdown of standards and instructional practices as it relates to educators and administrators, and how student performance affects the evaluation of educators and administrators in the NEPF.

“The Board of Trustees is in the process of developing an evaluation process to hold me and themselves accountable,” said Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “Our children have one shot at education and every single person working at CCSD to serve them has a great responsibility. With accountability and proper support to drive success we will fulfill our goals and make CCSD #1 for kids.”

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Agenda Item 6.01 - Statutory Reserve Account Available Balance Approval Process

The Board of School Trustees approved a process for the use of $112 million in available funds from the Statutory Reserve Account to be used for school modernization capital projects.

The funds are currently expected to be used for playground replacement, flooring replacement and HVAC unit replacement along with other projects that have been deemed priority projects.

“Our students deserve to have a safe and nurturing learning environment,” said Jara. “One of CCSD’s five-year strategic plan Focus: 2024 priorities is to ensure sound fiscal management,” said Jara. “These funds will be dedicated to addressing aging infrastructure that the District has been unable to properly maintain until now because of our limited funding.“

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Agenda Item 4.05 - Approval of contract with Columbus Educational Services, LLC, annually for school psychology services

The Board of School Trustees approved a contract with Columbus Educational Services, LLC, to provide additional school psychology services to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP). Contracted licensed school psychologists are held to all federal and state special education regulations as well as district procedures for services provided by school psychologists. The contract will help with vacancies due to a labor shortage in the field.

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Agenda Item 4.03 - Approval of purchase of testing fees from College Board.

The Board of School Trustees approved the purchase of a portion of the May 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) testing fees from the College Board, for approximately 19,500 students. The purchase will lower AP exam fees for all low-income students in the District participating in AP exams using monies from the Nevada College and Career Readiness Advanced Placement Grant. The move is in line with the five-year strategic plan Focus: 2024 priority of increasing access to rigorous curriculum and instruction for all students.

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