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Clark County School District shares end of year plans amid pandemic

Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 21:30:10-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With campuses closed for the rest of the school year, the Clark County School District is making plans for what the future may look like for students and teachers.

Teaching in front of a computer will remain the new normal for CCSD teachers and students for the rest of the year.

There are now questions on how to gather items in the classroom.

The district is allowing principals to create their plans for teachers to return at different times to pick up necessary items.

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"Teachers don't have a lot of their resources that they do in the classroom and I have students that have resources in the classroom. I don't see us going back into the building until the end of the school year," Holly Senter said, a second-grade teacher.

Senter teaches at Schorr Elementary School and said she has adjusted to distance learning. She also anticipates doing some review for students next year and to work closely with teachers in different grades.

"If students lack a certain standard, teachers can catch up. That's our job, and that's what we're here for," Senter said.

In the board meeting Thursday night, a school may see staggered bell schedules or blended learning with both in-person and online teaching next year - to promote social distancing.

CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara says he'll have a working group consisting of parents, teachers, and administrators on ideas.

"We also have some of the team members in instruction and operations to see what school will look like and help us identify how we open up schools depending on the guidance from the governor and the department of education," Jara said.

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Senter says she understands it's a difficult time, especially for parents who are struggling financially or mentally. She encourages them to put family first.

"It's just important for parents to take care of the well-being of their kids and do the best they can with the academics," she said.

There is no official date yet when schools may reopen in Nevada.