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CCSD Supt. Jesus Jara to present hybrid learning plan today

Meeting begins at 5 p.m., watch a livestream here
Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 10:47:28-05

CLARK COUNTY (KTNV) — After months of at-home learning, Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara will present a plan for hybrid learning on Thursday.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. Watch a livestream once that starts.

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If the hybrid plan is approved tonight, all teachers and select groups of students would return to school on Dec. 1, with more students coming back to class in January.


The district released the more than 200-page plan for the hybrid model just days ago. The plan would have students on campus two days a week and distance learning three days a week.

The president of the National Education Association of Southern Nevada, NEA-SN, said she'd like everyone to stay home until a vaccine is developed and ready to go.

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Another education union leader, Clark County Education Association (CCEA) President Marie Neisses says her union would like to see a robust plan that includes testing and contract tracing.

Even if the plan is approved, Neisses says teachers will likely be limited inside the classroom.

"I imagine most teachers will be told to teach from their desks," she said. "[That's something they're told not to do because you want to see the kids, you want to see where they're at."

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Today's presentation comes amid a surge in coronavirus cases in Clark County, and days after Gov. Steve Sisolak asked Nevadans to take part in "Stay Home 2.0."

In an October meeting, the chief health officer for the Southern Nevada Health District said he would support a decision to go forward with a hybrid plan, but that's when we were seeing about 530 cases a day.