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Husband of school board member resigns from teaching job

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 17:03:29-04

The husband of Clark County School District board member Deanna Wright has resigned from his job as a teacher with CCSD.

Jason Wright's resignation was effective May 19.

Wright is currently being sued by the families of 2 students.

One lawsuit alleges that Wright kicked a student's hands because after a bee sighting on a field at Harris Elementary School in March of 2018.

The other lawsuit claims Wright caused a desk to hit a student's leg in 2017, also at Harris Elementary. The lawsuit also says that Wright would verbally abuse and demean his students.

After the incidents at Harris, he was moved to Nate Mack Elementary School in Henderson.

Before the lawsuits were filed, the district hired an outside investigator to look into how Wright was hired. Initially, CCSD's HR department recommended that Wright not be allowed into an alternative licensure program. Pat Skorkowsky, who was the district superintendent at the time, overruled that decision.

Deanna Wright was investigated in 2018 after travel records showed transportation receipts that put her at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, instead of attending the final days of a bullying conference paid for by taxpayers.