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Clark County School District receives COVID-19 update from health officials

Board to consider transition plans on Nov. 12
The Clark County School District Headquarters at Sahara and Decatur in Las Vegas as seen in July 2020
Posted at 10:23 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 01:23:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District Board of School Trustees received an update on COVID-19 and the district’s response during a meeting on Thursday.

Trustees reviewed the latest health numbers available from the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities in regard to the risk of transmission in schools, according to a school district

The Southern Nevada Health District’s acting chief health officer Fermin Leguen provided information on the current test positivity rate and recommendations to allow students back into the classroom in some form.

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The presentation also included a discussion of a potential phased transition plan from distance education. Trustees did not vote on any plans or discuss a start date for the transition plans.

Trustees inquired and commented on several health-related topics and other items connected to the transition into hybrid or face-to-face instruction.

These discussions included staffing levels and options, safety and cleaning protocols, building capacity and ventilation, communication and community involvement, among others, according to the district.

Trustees also shared information on other districts’ current education plans and highlighted the importance of detailed and planned action moving forward. The trustees requested items for inclusion and consideration in any transition action.

The board will consider transition plans on Nov. 12 for a potential vote.

Documents from Thursday's meeting on this topic can be viewed here.