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UPDATE: Clark County School District approves distance learning plan for state approval

Board grants Supt. Jara emergency powers
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Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 23:34:21-04

UPDATE 11:09 A.M. MARCH 23: The Clark County School District Board of Trustees has approved the district’s “distance learning” plan to be sent to the state for approval 5-0.

The board pressed the resolution extending the superintendent's power to make executive decisions like signing contracts and spending money without board approval for 30 days.

The resolution lists 6 specific items, like a contract with an online learning service.

The important takeaway is that Jara's power is not limited to just those 6 items, but any decision he makes will be reviewed by the board at a later date.

Jara stressed during the board meeting on Monday that the district will do its best to provide access to a new online learning system called Actively learn, but said he knows there is a big technology disparity in the district.

He says that even if they hand out every device they have, roughly 120,000 students will not have access.

Ford and Young dropped out of the teleconference line before the vote was taken.

Check my other threads for details on the meeting in full. pic.twitter.com/BW89tDEOjM

— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) March 23, 2020

UPDATE 8:40 A.M. MARCH 23: The resolution granting emergency powers to Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara for 30 days has passed unanimously. The board is now discussing distance learning and the technology needed for students. 13 Action News Reporter Sean DeLancey is at the meeting and live-tweeting from the event. Follow him for updates: @seanktnv.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Clark County School District Trustees will hold an emergency meeting on March 23 at 8 a.m., the school district announced on Twitter Sunday.

The meeting agenda released Sunday said the board would consider giving Superintendent Jesus Jara emergency powers likely allowing him to finalize plans for an online learning system he announced by tweet Sunday evening.

To view the agenda visit ccsd.net.

Jara said the online learning system was called Actively Learn, and it would provide learning systems for the English and Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies fields for students in 3-12 grades.

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Members of the public can email written questions to krohn@nv.ccsd.net and will be documented on record.

The meeting will be streamed on ccsd.net.

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