LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Clark County School District board meeting is underway tonight, it comes just days after CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara announced the district was getting rid of deans.
A meeting was held earlier today at foothill high school in an effort to save its dean, one of the 170 cut in an effort to trim the district's budget.
The decision has been met with plenty of backlash from staff and parents.
Jara was a panelist last night at an general education forum held at UNLV where he faced tough questions from parents and fellow educators.
It also came on the heels of a 'no confidence vote' by a group that represents principals, deans and other administrators.
Jara has said it was a difficult decision that spared other programs that directly impact students in the classroom but critics says it compromises student safety.
While it's not an agenda item, several groups have said they would be attending the meeting in order to voice their concerns.
Public comment just ended. Trustees did not speak because the elimination of the dean positions was not on tonight’s agenda. Trustees are taking short recess before they begin going over agenda items. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/yvMzeAU16Q— Carla N. Wade (@CarlaNWade) June 14, 2019