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CCSD Trustees discuss possible workforce reduction amid pandemic

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Posted at 8:48 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 23:50:06-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District Board of Trustees held a meeting Thursday evening.

The district's communications office sent the following recap of the topics discussed:

Agenda Item 5.01 - Review of American Indian/Alaska Native Policies and Procedures.

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees received a presentation on the American Indian/Alaska Native Policies and Procedures.

It is the intent of CCSD that all Indian children of school age have equal access to all programs, services and activities offered within the school district.

To this end, CCSD will consult with local tribal officials and parents/guardians of Indian children in the planning and development of Indian Policies and Procedures (IPPs), general education programs, and activities.

Trustees recognized all involved in contributing to this and other related activities and programs.

Agenda Item 6.01 - Superintendent Communication.

Chief Financial Officer Jason Goudie provided information in response to a request by the Board of School Trustees during the Nov. 12, 2020, regular meeting.

CCSD anticipates that the potential continuation of full-time distance education through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year may lead to a reduction of certain District positions directly related to the lack of a physical presence of students in school buildings.

Nearly 1,400 custodial, bus driver, and school police positions are among those that would potentially be included in a workforce reduction if the district does not transition to face-to-face instruction. The specific responsibilities of these impacted positions are directly related to the physical presence of students and staff in school buildings.

Additionally, the district will continue to evaluate all positions within the district and make additional reduction recommendations if appropriate.

While the impact of these potential reductions is considered, the district will continue to balance its commitment to fiscal responsibility, operational efficiency, and quality instruction.

Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara also clarified information regarding a previous announcement to employees regarding telecommuting.

As a follow up to the employee message sent on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Dr. Jara clarified that telecommuting for 12-month employees will be extended through the winter holidays, as this employee group works under a different calendar schedule.

Currently, 12-month employees should plan to return to work locations on Jan. 4, 2021. Any change about a return to the workplace will be communicated to all employee groups with ample opportunity to plan for those transitions.

Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara also introduced those who are recommended for hire as a principal with CCSD.

  • Jeffrey Granger - Selected as the new principal for Shirley A. Barber Elementary School.
    • Served as assistant principal at Barber Elementary and William V. Wright Elementary School.