Las Vegas parents express concerns, excitement for new school year

 

Mrs. Pisano is a fourth grade teacher at Clark Elementary School. She said Wednesday the year is off to a great start there is one thing she hopes Clark County School District will address.

"Number one thing is class size. Right now my class is at 32," she said.

Parents at middle, elementary and high schools and parents all agreed with Mrs. Pisano. Some parents worried their children's education would suffer because there would be less one-on-one time with the teacher.

"I just want to keep (the students) excited and engaged," Greg Crampton said.

[RELATED: CCSD class sizes are some of the largest in the country]

Another concern parents mentioned was making sure students are getting the education they need.

"We need to be bringing in more technology," Karina Oropeza said. "And also just more awareness of other types of education, more vocational training would be great."

Parents said they were also concerned about the multiple incidents that happened on the first day, including a Green Valley High School Student bringing a loaded gun to class.

[RELATED: Armed teen arrested at Green Valley High School]

"We just need to be keeping our kids safe, that's the main thing," Sheryl Bice said.

Parents have also shared concerns about children needing to cross busy streets to get too and from school. A school crossing guard explained what can be done.

"We really just need more police out here to help control the traffic," Elaine Tennera said.

[RELATED: Valley parents concerned about dangerous bus stop]

Even with the few bumps, most parents and students, said so far, everything is going great.

"They're just doing terrific," Dena Bamber said of the school district. "Lunch is good, she loves it here and couldn't be any happier," she said of her daughter.

CCSD did not respond Wednesday to inquiries regarding any plans to reduce class sizes, add more school guards or vocational training for students.

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