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Mayors, commissioner send letter of support for CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 01:50:01-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The three local mayors and chair of the Clark County Board of Commissioners have submitted a letter of support for Clark County School District Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara.

The letter was sent by Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Henderson Mayor Debra March, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and North Las Vegas Mayor John J. Lee.

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The letter reads in part:

Dr. Jesus Jara’s record for improving student achievement is unquestionable. His resolve to address the myriad inequities present in our district is unchanging.


These are tense times. Dr. Jara has been in this role for less than two years and nearly 6 months of that has been spent dealing with the effects of an unprecedented global pandemic. In the weeks remaining before the start of the school year, it’s time for everyone to put their differences aside and focus on what’s most at stake in this discussion, our children, and by extension, the very future of this state. Every decision made from this point forward will have a ripple effect for generations to come.

Jara recently came under fire from Gov. Steve Sisolak, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert and state legislators during the special session for Nevada’s state budget.

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Jara has also been criticized for his handling of the decision of whether or not to reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

The letter was sent to the Board of Trustees. Click here to read the full letter.