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Cultivating and Sustaining Powerful Parent Partners

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The Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES) Department reached over 100,000 family members during the 2018-19 school year through the University of Family Learning (UFL). FACES works hard to support and leverage all stakeholders with increasing student achievement and attendance.

The UFL offers family members an opportunity to access bilingual (and free of charge) workshops, resources, and information focused on increasing both family and student success. Workshops are held at school sites, the 10 FACES Family Engagement Centers, libraries, recreation centers, and other sites throughout the community.

The Fifth Annual Ceremony of Achievement, recognizing family members, schools, and community partners who went above and beyond to engage with FACES during the 2018-19 school year, was held on May 15 at Valley High School. There were 209 family members honored with a Certificate of Achievement for their deep-rooted commitment in engaging in over 50 hours of UFL course work.

Marta Castro and Diana Lozano, honorees who were recognized for their participation in the UFL for five years, credit the UFL for helping them support their children’s learning at home. Castro, recently featured on the Vegas PBS website, said that through “the Ready to Learn Program workshops, I learned that I can teach my children a lot of things that have a huge impact on their learning in school.” Lozano thanked the FACES staff for encouraging her to participate in classes to practice English. She said her children, Kerry and Joel, are the biggest reason she attends workshops.

The three schools recognized as the FACES School Partners of the Year, based upon the family-school partnership model, were Berkeley L. Bunker Elementary School (Region 1), Valley High School (Region 2), and C.C. Ronnow Elementary School (Region 3). Each school received a plaque to signify the shared responsibility of cultivating and sustaining powerful parent partners within their schools.

With parent and community support as one of the five priorities within the Focus: 2024 strategic plan, FACES will continue to work with families, schools, and the community to be #1forKids.

For more information about FACES, contact us at (702) 799-0303 or visit us at faces.ccsd.net.

CCSD Trustees Reschedule Work Session

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UPDATE: The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees has canceled the work session previously scheduled for July 3. Trustees have scheduled a new work session for July 12.  A time and location for the work session is still being finalized as of this release.

The CCSD Board of School Trustees will hold their next few regularly scheduled board meetings and work sessions at different locations.

The change of location is necessary due to planned technology upgrades to the regular board chambers at the Edward A. Greer Education Center.

The CCSD Board of School Trustees meeting scheduled for July 11 at 6 p.m. will be held at the Clark County Commission Chambers, Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155.

The Board work session on Aug. 7 will be held at 8 a.m. at the Sahara Administrative Center, Room 243, 5100 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89146.

The Board meetings scheduled for 5 p.m. on Aug. 8 and Aug. 22, 2019 will be held at Valley High School’s Theater, 2839 Burnham Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89169.

CCSD Board of School Trustees meetings are scheduled to return to the Greer Education Center for meetings in September.

More information on the project can be found by clicking here.

A live video link of each meeting will be posted on ccsd.net and on facebook.com/ClarkCountySchoolDistrict.

CCSD and Clark County are separate legal entities with separate governing boards.

To learn more about the Clark County School District, visit ccsd.net.