The price tag for security upgrades at Eldorado High School was $26 million, while other schools received investments at only a fraction of the cost. FOX5 is breaking down what you need to know about the latest security expenditures.
At the first meeting of the school year for CCSD Trustees Thursday night, a settlement agreement between the seven-member board and Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara was approved. Last year, Dr. Jara filed a $2.65 million lawsuit against them.
Students are back in the classroom at the Clark County School District. The first day of the 2022-23 school year exposed teacher shortages but brought improvements to transportation and a sense of normalcy.
It was the first day of school for the hundreds of thousands of Clark County School District students, but for some bright-eyed students ready to learn, their experience was far from what they imagined. Many CCSD students missed their first day and waited in winding lines due to proof of residence issues.
Come Monday, “Dads in Schools” volunteers will be looking to ensure safety on school campuses. According to Troy Martinez, Founder of Dads in Schools, 81 schools have requested the program and 750 volunteers have signed up to answer that call.
With a new school year approaching, new questions and concerns are rising to the surface from families and staff-- particularly when it comes to the intersection of COVID-19 safety and campus security. We took your questions straight to the top, by sitting down one-on-one with CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara.
Several Clark County schools are preparing for big changes to their bell schedules this upcoming school year, and with one week until classes start, experts encourage parents to get their students acclimated now to their new sleep schedule. However, experts share a stern warning with district leaders that sleep deprivation is possible with a 7 a.m. start time for teens.
Teachers are prepping their classrooms to welcome students in less than two weeks. As such, Clark County School District is advising staff on best practices for keeping classrooms safe from COVID-19 during high community levels.
Despite the Clark County School District Board of Trustees approving mandatory COVID-19 vaccines in September 2021 for teachers and staff, the school district will not move forward with a vaccine mandate.
That vicious assault of an Eldorado teacher sent shockwaves through the community of staff and students at the east Las Vegas school. Now, one young man who recently graduated from the same school wants to make sure that something like that never happens again on a CCSD campus. He is now taking it upon himself to help fulfill a shortage in the district for campus security monitors.
Nevada’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert told FOX5 that they too are focused on improving safety on campuses. She added that they have devoted resources toward security, “to make sure that the hardening of the buildings are in place."
Education leaders in Nevada are pushing for smaller class sizes in Clark County School District. And with new laws in place as of July 1, changes are already underway this summer that aim to improve children’s public school experience.
You might remember earlier this year, when FOX5 spoke with licensed, highly qualified applicants who had been unfairly rejected for CCSD’s sub positions. We’re now hearing updates from those applicants, and it seems hiring staff are hoping they’ll give them another chance.
Nevada Supreme Court justices asked pointed questions Thursday about a fast-track appeal of a school vouchers ballot measure that a state court judge rejected for using what he characterized as “sleight of hand” to hide what he called the “enormous” effect it would have on the state budget.
After the mass shooting on a school campus in Texas Tuesday, the security of Clark County School District campuses is coming under scrutiny. Here is what is being done to address campus security in Southern Nevada.
A parent barged into a classroom and verbally attacked a teacher at Legacy High School earlier this month, according to Clark County School District’s Communications Office. In an exclusive interview with FOX5, that teacher said the mother intruded on his class, shouted obscenities and homophobic slurs, and even flipped a desk.
Only weeks now until the end of the school year and the CCSD Board of Trustee met Thursday to address school safety, chronic absenteeism among students, and adding counseling services at some schools. Teachers and parents addressed other concerns including the critical teacher shortage and sex education.
Clark County School District parents are outraged after they said their students’ teacher showed an anti-abortion video in her classroom. Parents said the video showed a dramatized reenactment of the abortion procedure by a faith-based performance group.
There is a critical shortage of teachers in Southern Nevada. In the Clark County School District, there are 1,300 open positions for licensed educators. A group of graduating CCSD high school seniors are pledging to help fill the gap and become teachers and could quickly be back in the classroom.