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Clark County School District Supt. Jara addresses more concerns, ahead of Thursday school board meeting

CCSD expected to discuss plan for next school year
Posted at 12:43 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 16:06:19-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District Supt. Jesus Jara is addressing more concerns about the proposed plan for next school year, as the school board prepares to discuss the plan at Thursday's meeting.

The plan was released Tuesday, but now some parents and teachers say they have more questions than answers.

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"Our children need social interaction and hands-on learning," says one CCSD parent. "They need a real life."

One of the biggest concerns from parents is blended learning. In CCSD's plan, students would only go to school two days a week, then continue distance learning the other three days. Some can even choose to do distance learning full time.

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Supt. Jara is admitting this isn't what he wants for CCSD students, either.

"Look, it's not ideal," says Jara. "As a superintendent and a father and a former teacher, the first thing I want is all of our students to be in our schools."

In a survey, the majority of parents wanted in-person learning. Jara says this plan is the only way they can make that happen during the coronavirus pandemic.

"When you look at social distancing, and the governor's orders, it's really no more than 18 kids, so that gives us an opportunity to do a cohort of students," says Jara.

Roughly 70,000 students still don't have access to WiFi-enabled devices, which is something Jara says he hopes to address with money from the stimulus package.