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CCSD addresses concerns about the reopening plan during the virtual city hall

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – There are still many questions about the Clark County school district’s plan to reopen schools in the fall. Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara and Prime Minister Lola Brooks held a virtual town hall to address concerns.

The Board of Trustees has already approved an interim plan, which means that it may be subject to change. Based on this afternoon’s questions, there is still work to be done.

The mixed plan includes three groups of students. Two groups would divide the time between classroom learning and home learning. The third group would do only distance education.

Many questions from parents this afternoon revolved around what that third group would look like. Some are concerned that there are no adequate virtual lessons.

Jara also said that there are not enough cameras for all classes, so decisions about how the instructions will happen will be determined at every location in the school.

Indeed, this was the answer to many questions, which details are sent back to individual schools and their principals.

The teachers also asked questions about what would happen if they tested positive for COVID-19.

“As far as quarantine is concerned, as of now, right now, if employees are quarantined, they should use the sick leave they have available,” explained Jara. “This is why we have both signed an agreement with CCEA and ESEA regarding some employees who may not have enough sick leave that can be donated.”

Jara said many details of the CCSD reopening plan will be based on responses to the parent survey that came out last week. It will be available until July 17th.

Today was the deadline for the CCSD to send its reopening plan to the State Council for Education for approval. But again, Jara said that updates to the plan are still possible.

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