LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Clark County School District Board of Trustees addressed many issues ahead of the new school year, including COVID-19 rules at their board meeting Thursday night.
STUDENT MASK POLICY
CCSD's mask policy will vary depending on grade, according to a presentation to the CCSD board.
Masks will be optional for Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. Masks will be required for 4th and 5th graders.
Masks will be optional for fully vaccinated students from 6th to 12th grade.
Masks will be required on all school busses, but won't have to be worn outside, regardless of vaccination status.
FULL-TIME DISTANCE EDUCATION
Only 12 CCSD schools will offer full-time distance education for the upcoming school year. Of the 12 schools, only one elementary school and one high school will offer full-time distance education.
Not all schools will offer full-time distance learning because not enough students signed up for it, the district said. As of June 21, 11,853 students were signed up.
"After receiving information from families, not enough students indicated the full-time distance education option to justify staffing dedicated to distance education at all schools," the district said in an emailed statement on Monday night.
The district will now have 17 schools participating in a "pilot to focus on project-based learning and potentially implement blended learning models."
The schools offering full-time distance education, in addition to in-person, are:
- Bennett, William G. ES
- Becker Sr., Ernest A. MS (Full-Time Distance Education for Grades 7-8 only, in partnership with Molasky JHS)
- Bridger, Jim MS
- Cram, Brian and Teri MS
- Faiss, Wilbur and Theresa MS
- Guinn, Kenny C. MS
- Johnston, Carroll M. MS
- Lied STEM Academy MS (Full-Time Distance Education for Grades 7-8 only)
- Mack, Jerome MS
- Molasky, Irwin and Susan JHS (Full-Time Distance Education for Grades 7-8 only, in partnership with Becker MS)
- Laughlin JHS/HS
- Desert Pines HS
NEW GRADING POLICY
The CCSD board took up a possible new grading policy, passing the item with a five to one vote.
Students in grades 1-12 could not get a grade below 50%. Instead, F's would be for 50-59%, and anything under 50% would be considered a W, or "working on standards below grade level."
Instead, schools would follow this new grading scale:
- A = 90-100
- B = 80-89
- C = 70-79
- D = 60-69
- F = 50-59
Kindergarten Grade Scale
- 2 = Meets
- 1 = Approaches
Standards-Based Grade Scale
- 4 = Exceeds
- 3 = Meets
- 2 = Approaches
- 1 = Emergent
Member of the public also addressed the district’s proposed anti-racism policy and new anti-racism task force.
Twenty-five individuals will serve on the formal external taskforce.
Part of the criteria for external task force participation includes:
- Equitable, inclusive and diverse representation
- Experience and expertise
- Community involvement and impact
The public can follow the progress of the work of the proposed policy online at: ccsd.net/district/antiracism-taskforce.