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Virtual town hall held on CCSD's reopening plan

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 09:29:30-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Monday, Clark County School District hosted "Java with Jara," a virtual town hall to discuss the district's reopening plan.

The district's tentative plan includes blended learning with most students going to school just two days a week and learning online the other three days. It also includes an online-only option.

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Superintendent Jesus Jara says there will be challenges if a parent wants to switch from distance learning to the hybrid option whereas the opposite transition would be easier to facilitate.

Under this plan, parents and students face several challenges including childcare, access to computers, and the lack of social interaction. Supt. Jara says he remains committed to safety for staff and students.

“I’m going to tell you that we are committed to making sure that we practice the social distancing as much as possible and I understand your concerns, and these are some of the details we will have to work with the individual principals,” he said.

WATCH: Clark County School District Supt. Jara answers questions about reopening proposal

A survey has already been sent out to parents to see what cohort parents would prefer to be in whether it’s having their kids in a classroom and do distance learning completely.

The tentative plan is to have teachers and staff return on Aug. 10 for training and development with classes beginning Aug. 24.