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.
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.