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Clark County School District considering hybrid learning transition plan

The Clark County School District Headquarters at Sahara and Decatur in Las Vegas as seen in July 2020
The Clark County School District Headquarters at Sahara and Decatur in Las Vegas as seen in July 2020
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Posted at 9:06 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 11:12:09-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Students in the Clark County School District could be heading back to the classroom as soon as the start of 2021.

CCSD Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara will be presenting the proposed hybrid learning transition plan on Thursday during a Board of Trustees meeting.

The proposed plan includes two days of face-to-face learning and three days of distance learning for students each week.

Under the hybrid learning model, some students would be back in the classroom as soon as Jan. 4, and all would be back by Jan. 11.

However, parents will have the option to remain in full-time distance learning if they choose.

The plan also includes strict cleaning protocols and transportation information.

Board of Trustees President Lola Brooks says that the board will consider multiple factors in their review of the plan on Thursday.

The district says their staff has been working to address concerns made by trustees during previous meetings about going back into the classroom.

Nicole Hess is a kindergarten teacher at Helen Marie Smith Elementary School and believes that a return to campus as COVID-19 cases significantly rise in Clark County is a risk to herself and her family.

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“I’ve been able to teach from home with more substantial internet access and better quality electronics, not only that but putting my own child in daycare now and having to go back to a building, I don’t know if could do that,” says Hess.

The district says they are also launching a COVID-19 dashboard, which will allow students, staff, and parents to identify which schools have had or currently have COVID-19 cases.