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Education Support Employees Association responds to school district's hybrid reopening plan

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:04:30-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Nov. 9, 2020, the Clark County School District (CCSD) released the hybrid model for the district.

The Education Support Employees Association has issued a statement related to Clark County School District’s hybrid reopening plan.

The statement reads:

“At this point, the timeline presented by the District in their re-opening plan is not workable with all of the changes that have yet to be made to ensure staff and students are safe in our schools,” said Jan Giles, President of the Education Support Employees Association. “Positivity rates must be 5% or lower before puSng students and staff at risk, and we demand that the Trustees and administrators acknowledge that EducaHon Support Professionals are crucial to the well-being of students. We are not expendable, but that’s the message we are receiving.”

The statement goes on to say that the timeline seems rushed and the "hybrid model does not address all of our concerns and how to make parents, students, and staff feel safe returning.”

The ESEA says that according to the CDC’s website, a transition to hybrid learning will be moving CCSD from “low risk” to “medium risk” at a time when Nevada is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Per CCSD’s website, 613 student and staff members have tested positive since the pandemic began.