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Trustees Provisionally Approve Reopening School Plan

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees unanimously voted to provisionally approve the Reopening Our Schools Plan for submission to the Nevada Department of Education. The plan was developed under the guidelines of the Governor’s Phase 2 reopening plans for the State of Nevada.

The proposed plan above meets requirements that CCSD must fulfill with the state of Nevada’s guidelines which includes social distancing.

To view the Reopening Our Schools Plan presentation that includes model schedules for teachers and students, click here.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the proposed reopening of CCSD schools click here.

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June 29th Town Hall Teleconference: Reopening Our Schools

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Please mark your calendars to join Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara for a virtual town hall teleconference, hosted by Board of School Trustees Vice President Linda P. Cavazos. Dr. Jara will answer questions regarding recommendations presented to the Board of School Trustees on June 25 for the reopening of CCSD schools this fall.

Monday, June 29, 2020, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Participants can submit questions in advance by emailing, or can ask questions during the call.

To join the conversation, dial 877-229-8493 (Pin: 119398) at the time of the event or stream it online at

An additional Town Hall is planned for Monday, July 13, 2020, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Replays of previous town hall teleconferences can be found at

Three CCSD School Leaders Receive Prestigious Recognition

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) is pleased to recognize three CCSD administrators who have received prestigious recognitions for their hard work in providing rich and rigorous education to our students.

The three CCSD administrators receiving the special distinctions are:

  • Dr. Cailin Ellis, principal of Victoria Fertitta Middle School, was named the 2019-2020 Secondary Principal of the Year by the Nevada Association of Secondary Schools (NASA) and Secondary School’s Principal’s Association of Nevada (SSPAN).

  • Ms. Rebecca Tschinkel, principal of Ruben P. Diaz Elementary School, was named the 2019-2020 Elementary Principal of the Year by the Nevada Elementary School Principals Association (NESPA).

  • Ms. Dina Meyer, assistant principal at E.W. Griffith Elementary School, was named the 2019-2020 Assistant Principal of the Year by NESPA.


“This is a wonderful achievement and I would like to thank our school leaders for their continued contributions,” said CCSD Board of School Trustees President Lola Brooks. “Our community is fortunate to have such great leaders focusing on the academic success and well being of our students. I congratulate them all for receiving this honor.”

“I would like to congratulate these phenomenal administrators for their accomplishments,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “I am proud of their work as they led their school communities through a very challenging academic year. Our school leaders, including Dr. Ellis, Ms. Tschinkel and Ms. Meyer, continued to focus on our students’ success and creatively addressed the challenges,” he added. “I thank them for their extraordinary work.”

Dr. Ellis is the National Distinguished Secondary Principal of the year for Nevada. She serves as principal at Fertitta Middle school and what stood out to the selection committee was Cailin’s positive attitude, innovative ideas, kid-friendly style and theacademic growth her students have shown over the course of her tenure at Fertitta Middle School.

Ms. Tschinkel is the National Distinguished Elementary Principal of the year for Nevada. She currently serves as the principal of Diaz Elementary School. She is a visionary leader who overhauled the school’s climate and culture. She sets high expectations for herself, the staff and the students. She bases all decisions on what is best for the students at Diaz. She is committed to ensuring all students achieve regardless of student group, background and socio-economic status.

Ms. Meyer is the National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year for Nevada. She currently serves as the assistant principal at Griffith Elementary School. Her commitment to excellence sets her apart from others. She creates a positive and motivating environment for others. She was essential in helping create and implement a plan to increase Griffith’s achievement. She is deserving of this honor and recognition because of her passion for building relationships, her energy and her leadership.

To learn more about CCSD, visit

Congratulations to this Year’s Finalists and Winners of the Heart of Education Awards

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Congratulations to the approximately 800 Clark County School District teachers who were finalists and the 20 winners of this year’s Heart of Education Awards, presented by The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and made possible by The Rogers Foundation.

The awards program recognizes teachers who go above and beyond for their students. This year, the coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of the red-carpet ceremony that honors the educators. Instead, on May 20, the 20 winners received a surprise video chat call from their principals and the president and CEO of The Smith Center, Myron Martin.

Each of the 20 winners will receive a medallion, a $5,000 cash prize, and an additional $1,000 to use for a school program of their choice. There also will be full-page ads in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday and in El Tiempo, congratulating the educators.

The 2020 award winners include:

  • Claudia Ahumada, Kermit R. Booker Sr. Elementary School
  • Donato Avila, John C. Fremont Middle School
  • Kari Bastin, Dr. Beverly S. Mathis Elementary School
  • Bianca Bautista, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
  • Belisa Brownlee, Rancho High School
  • Matthew Christian, Barbara and Hank Greenspun Junior High School
  • Robert Cuccurullo, Coronado High School
  • Tiffany Grant, Clifford J. Lawrence Junior High School
  • Elizabeth Harris, Lied STEM Academy
  • Elisa Marcheschi Hickey, Western High School
  • Pamela Honey, Martha P. King Elementary School
  • Carolyn Lara, Spring Valley High School
  • Kimberly Law, Mabel W. Hoggard Elementary School
  • William John Love, Liberty High School
  • Crystal Massengale, E.W. Griffith Elementary School
  • Mark Nekoba, Jack Lund Schofield Middle School
  • Richard Pokropski, Centennial High School
  • Tyler Swick, Robert and Sandy Ellis Elementary School
  • Michelle Taylor, Mabel W. Hoggard Elementary School
  • Kelly Wagner, Green Valley High School

CCSD Expands Mobile Internet Access for Students in Need

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) has added an additional route to the Wi-Fi bus schedule announced earlier this month. Along with the 14th Wi-Fi bus route, CCSD has relocated some of the stops on existing routes to better serve students throughout Clark County. The changes will take effect on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

An updated list of bus stop locations and times can be found by clicking here. Additional information about the Wi-Fi for Students program is available at

Previous Release – Provided on Friday, May 1, 2020

The Clark County School District (CCSD) will begin testing a system for Wi-Fi access at various locations throughout the Las Vegas valley on Friday, May 1, 2020, via school buses that will be parked at different locations along designated routes.

CCSD Transportation has established 13 bus routes that will operate daily allowing students access to Wi-Fi at designated times. Each bus route will include four stops daily to provide more than an hour of Wi-Fi access to CCSD students at each location. The routes will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.

Students will be able to access the Wi-Fi signal up to 400 feet from the bus. CCSD will encourage social distancing practices as adherence to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines will be critical to the success of the program. Each bus will also be equipped with signs encouraging students and parents to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing and encouraging people to wear masks in public. Those who have Wi-Fi access in their homes are being asked to stay in their homes and utilize their own connectivity to further assist with social distancing.

For internet access, students will need to get the network name and password from the signs posted on or near the bus.

CCSD has already distributed more than 60,000 Chromebooks to students during the school closures in an effort to offer equitable access to distance learning opportunities to every child. Students in need of a computer to access student learning extensions and other educational opportunities should contact their school to request a device.

Students in need of technical assistance at the mobile Wi-Fi locations can contact the District Technology helpline at (702) 799-2988.

Maps and a list of the Wi-Fi bus stop locations and times is available by clicking here. Media outlets seeking photos of the Wi-Fi equipped buses may obtain them by clicking here.

For more information about CCSD, visit

CCSD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8)

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The Clark County School District honors its more than 18,000 dedicated educators. Teachers change the lives of children on a daily basis, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to honor those who lend their skills and passion to educating the children of Southern Nevada.

Please follow CCSD on Twitter @ClarkCountySch or like us on Facebook and Instagram at Clark County School District to see how school communities are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Share your own celebrations using #TeacherAppreciationWeek.

While this week shines a spotlight on teachers, we want every one of our more than 42,000 employees to know we appreciate you and your work on behalf of our students. Thank you for your daily dedication, especially in our current circumstances, to making CCSD #1forKids

Distance Education Information / Informacion de Educacion a Distancia

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During the timeframe in which the schools in the Clark County School District are closed, student learning extension opportunities are provided for all students. These student learning extension opportunities provide activities for students to engage in learning at home.

Click here for all the student learning extension opportunities and additional resources for parents, students, employees and members of the community.

Click here to download the student learning extension activities.

Educación a distancia

Ahora que las escuelas en el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark están cerradas se han desarrollado oportunidades de continuación para aprendizaje para todos los estudiantes. Estas oportunidades proporcionan actividades para que los estudiantes se involucren en su educación en el hogar.

Haga clic aquí para ver todas las oportunidades de continuación para aprendizaje y para ver recursos adicionales para padres, estudiantes, empleados y miembros de la comunidad.

Haga clic aquí para descargar las actividades de continuación para aprendizaje del estudiante.

CCSD Transportation Holds Virtual Job Fair in April

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) Transportation Department is hosting two week long Virtual Job Fairs in lieu of the monthly on-site Job Fairs for prospective bus drivers. As part of the event, applicants will be able to apply online and have the opportunity to have questions answered by staff as well as assistance with completion of applications via Live Chat during this time.

  • March 30 – April 3, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.
  • April 13 –  April 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.


Prospective job applicants can access the “Virtual Job Fair” by visiting and scrolling down to find “Virtual Job Fair” Live Chat. Representatives will be available to talk to applicants and answer any questions.

Student Performers Find New Audiences

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Plays, musicals and other performing arts activities have been canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but CCSD students have found new audiences for their talents through social media.

There have been plenty of cover versions over the decades of Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas” – including renditions by Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, The Killers and many others.

Click here to watch and listen to a Spring Valley High School student’s impressive take on this classic … using the violin.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the coronavirus pandemic didn’t prevent the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Virtual Wind Symphony from performing recently.

Click here to learn more and watch the performance.

Theatre Teacher Gary Sessa posted a Bonanza High School assembly performance (filmed prior to school closure) from the musical “Mamma Mia.” Click here to watch the performance.

Post your own videos and tag CCSD social media channels!