School board meeting tomorrow to discuss possibility of inviting small groups of students to school campuses Members will plan ways to begin reopening schools

Tomorrow at 5 p.m. the CCSD School Board will be continuing their discussion on the possible reopening of schools. Photo Credit: Clark County School District

Nearly a year after Governor Steve Sisolak first shut down in-person education to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the first school board meeting of the year is set to continue the discussion of plans to reopen schools. The meeting follows several months of debate between officials regarding distance learning. 

While it was expected for the discussion to center on the return of pre-K-third grade, the new recommendation to be presented tomorrow is to allow small groups of students to attend school physically on a voluntary basis to participate in “social emotional wellness supports and interventions; academic screenings, interventions and small group instruction.”.

The meeting is also the first with three newly elected trustees: District B Trustee member Katie Williams, District C Trustee member Evelyn Garcia Morales, and District A Trustee member Lisa Guzmán. Additionally, on Jan. 6, Trustee Linda P. Cavazos from District G was voted as board president, along with Trustee Irene A. Cepeda from District D as vice president, by fellow board members. 

CCSD encourages locals to share their questions, comments and concerns by submitting at [email protected] by 2 p.m. tomorrow. The full agenda can be found here.