LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The head of the Clark County School District Transportation Department shared an update on the RTC bus partnership program that launched this week during Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting.
But the topic that garnered the most discussion during the meeting was trustee redistricting maps.
TRUSTEE REDISTRICTING MAPS
Several public commenters expressed concern that the current versions on the table underrepresent minorities.
Kamilah Bywaters, president of the Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators, told trustees the maps presented to the community "dilute Black communities and dilute people of color."
View the maps here:
Trustee districts are being reapportioned in alignment with the 2020 Census to account for rapid growth over the past 10 years.
Community meetings were scheduled in each trustee's district. You can find upcoming meeting dates here.
RTC PARTNERSHIP UPDATE
Earlier in the night, trustees listened to a presentation regarding goals outlined in Focus: 2024, the district’s five-year strategic plan.
An official says there has been a demand for the newly-launched Ride On program to help get kids to school amid the bus driver shortage. Through the program, eligible students receive a free bus pass and get rides to school on RTC buses.
"We are closer to 900," said Jennifer Vobis, the executive director of the Transportation Department when asked how many students were utilizing the program, which launched on Monday.
"We also have almost 400 students who are not eligible for the program who are enrolled in the Google form requesting a pass," she said.
"There was definitely some appetite for getting a bus pass."
To view the documents related to the Focus: 2024 goals presentation, click here.
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