When CCSD makes a purchase over $50,000, under Nevada law, multiple bids from vendors should be reviewed and considered. But FOX5 News uncovered a legal loophole that one district official says is being relied upon the majority of the time. Now concerns are being raised that Nevada businesses are losing out on their chance at multimillion dollar contracts.
A new report reveals 8th graders in Nevada performed significantly lower in the subject of mathematics since 2019. So what is needed to raise our grades, and in what areas are we already acing the test?
Clark County School District Board of Trustees ranked Superintendent Jara as “highly effective” in a Thursday evaluation. The board averaged their scores and ultimately voted 5-2 to accept Superintendent Jara’s final ranking. As a result, trustees will possibly vote on extending his contract until 2026 at a Wednesday morning work session, which would include a $75,000 annual raise, making his annual salary $395,000.
Construction professions are plentiful, often lucrative and in high-demand in the quickly-growing Las Vegas valley. In response to that, a new trades school is being developed in the valley -- a charter high school -- that aims to expose students to careers in construction.
Students in Moapa Valley said their classrooms are reaching extreme temperatures amid HVAC issues, according to parents, which Clark County School District’s facilities personnel have been working to fix. Still, fed up parents are pulling their kids out of school.
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.