Superintendent Dwight D. Jones (Center), along with Trustees Lorraine Alderman (L) and Deanna Wright (R), welcome students back to class near C.C. Ronnow Elementary School (Photo from CCSD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
As more than 300,000 students head back-to-school in Clark County Monday FOX5 has a parent's guide of must read information for the new school year.
Check out these facts about the 2011-2012 school year (provided by CCSD):
Teachers- 16,015 teachers will be in classrooms. Last year the district employed 17,291 teachers. CCSD says the decrease in teachers will result in larger class sizes. On average, classes will have 3 more students.
Lunch prices- up 10 cents from last year
$1.85 for elementary
$3.10 for secondary students
What's new this year at CCSD?
ParentLink: The new ParentLink mobile app provides a fast and convenient way for parents and students to check grades, assignments and attendance information, according to CCSD. The app allows parents to:
check student assignments
set custom alerts
have quick access to cafeteria balance information
view messages in a simple, easy-to-use format for iOS and Android
This new application is available to parents and students at no cost and can be downloaded directly from the iTunes App store, Google Play store, or from CCSD.net.
Website: Superintendent Dwight D. Jones' new blog, Jones' Journal will post to the homepage of ccsd.net each Monday to keep employees and community members informed on District actions as they happen.
Food Service transaction fees: Due to the success of the online payment program, the Food Service Department's online payment system at www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com has eliminated the transaction fee. Normal credit card fees still apply. This will result in a savings to parents in these difficult economic times. This site allows parents to conveniently pay for school lunches electronically.
The Turnaround Zone: As part of CCSD's effort to target support, assistance and resources to schools that need the most assistance, the district created the new "Turnaround Zone." The schools assigned to this new zone are as follows:
Sunrise Acres ES, Principal Margarita Gamboa
Raul Elizondo ES, Principal Keith France
Doris Hancock ES, Principal Jerre Moore
Mike O'Callaghan MS, Principal Belinda Jones
Dr. Owen C. Roundy ES, Principal John Haynal
Canyon Springs HS, Principal Ron Guerzon
Chaparral HS, Principal Dave Wilson
Mojave HS, Principal Antonio Rael
Western HS, Principal Neddy Alvarez
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