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'My focus has never wavered,' Dr. Jara says after school trustees vote to terminate his contract

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These are photos of the Clark County School Board District headquarters located at Decatur and Jones as seen July 21, 2020
Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 28, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District trustees voted to terminate Dr. Jesus Jara's superintendent contract during a school board meeting Thursday night.

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Voting for the motion was board President Linda Cavazos and Trustees Danielle Ford, Irene Cepeda and Lisa Guzman.

Voting against the motion were Trustees Evelyn Morales, Katie Williams and Lola Brooks.

After the vote, Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara made a statement, saying he was micromanaged and that the majority of the board did not share his vision of helping students in the district. He then left the room.

Watch Jara read his remarks below:

WATCH FULL REMARKS: Jara reads statement after school trustees vote to terminate his contract

Jara sent the following statement shortly after the vote:

“As superintendent of the Clark County School District since 2018, my focus has never wavered from working every day to improve the well-being and academic success of our students. While some members of this board seek to run the operations of the District and micromanage and undermine the staff and me, I have been dedicated to protecting the staff from their overreach and interference. My focus on student well-being and academic improvement has not wavered. Unfortunately, a majority of the trustees did not share that vision and this community and our children will suffer because of it.”

The meeting adjourned at 1 a.m. on Friday.

Watch the meeting in full below. Follow Reporter Jeremy Chen on Twitter at @JeremyChenKTNV. For the agenda click here.

Watch Part 1 below.

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