CCSD delays board vote on reopening schools to students, staff
The Clark County school board will not take a vote on a plan to bring students back to classrooms at its meeting next week, dispelling recent rumors of an expedited reopening.
The vote on a final plan to transition to the hybrid learning model in which students attend classes two days per week and learn from home three days a week is now expected at the Nov. 12 board meeting.
A statement from the district Friday said the board would still hear a presentation on COVID-19 health data next week with the opportunity for discussion. That presentation was not included in the meeting materials posted Friday afternoon.
District representatives said earlier in the week that the board would hear a plan at Thursday’s meeting to transition the district to a hybrid model over the coming months. The vote on such a plan is now set for Nov. 12.
The announcement came shortly after several schools operating under the hybrid learning model in the Moapa Valley area saw positive COVID-19 cases, with Grant Bowler Elementary School transitioning to full-time distance learning as a result.
However, board president Lola Brooks said the Moapa Valley situation wasn’t the deciding factor in the timing of the transition presentation, as she and Superintendent Jesus Jara had already been discussing next week’s agenda when they got word of the positive cases.
“Next week’s meeting will allow the board and superintendent to have a dialogue about the factors that need to be addressed before staff presents the board with a final transition plan,” she said.
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