CCSD Supt. Dr. Jesus Jara

Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara discusses the first day of school on Aug. 24, 2020. (FOX5)

Supt. Jara had his contract extended by the Board of Trustees Thursday.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Clark County School District superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara will be staying in his role until at least 2023 after the district's Board of Trustees voted 4-3 on a contract extension. He is now signed on through January 18, 2023.

“I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to continue to serve this wonderful community," Jara said in a statement, "I’m excited for the future and to see the successes of our students and staff.”

Dr. Jara said earlier in the week in a town hall with parents that his goal for the new school year is for all students to return to the classroom five days a week along with extra-curricular activities returning full time.

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