The 80th Session of the Nevada legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 276 creating the Nevada State Teacher Recruitment and Retention Advisory Task Force. The Task Force will meet a minimum of four times per year for the purpose of addressing the challenges with attracting and retaining teachers throughout this State.
On or before Feb. 1, 2020, the Legislative Committee on Education shall select one or more teachers, as applicable, to serve as a member of the Task Force.
The Task Force shall:
- Evaluate the challenges in attracting and retaining teachers throughout this state;
- Make recommendations to the Legislative Committee on Education to address the challenges in attracting and retaining teachers throughout this state, including without limitation, providing incentives to attract and retain teachers; and
- On or before February 1 of each odd-numbered year, submit a report to the Director of the Legislative Council Bureau for transmission to the Legislature describing the findings and recommendations of the Task Force.
Eligible teachers must:
- Be a licensed teacher with at least 5 consecutive years of teaching experience in a public school in this state;
- Be currently employed as a teacher and actively teaching in a public school in this state, and remain employed as a teacher in a public school in this state for the duration of the member’s term; and
- Not be currently serving on any other governmental-related board, commission, task force, or similar governmental entity.
The Department will be accepting applications on behalf of the Legislative Committee on Education through Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Eligible educators are encouraged to click here to apply.
Questions regarding the application and/or the Task Force should be directed to KellyLynn Charles at 702-668-4330.
American Education Week is a time to highlight the hard work and accomplishments of students and staff. The national week honors public education and those who make a difference every day in the lives of young people. The Raiders honored Kenneth Boyd, Head Custodian at Jerome Mack Middle School, for his hard work and dedication as a member of the CCSD support staff. Raiders Alumni surprised Mr. Boyd on-the-job to present him with a vacation for four to Hawaii that includes airfare, hotel stay and airport transportation.
A special “School Matters” edition of CCSD’s Inside Education show focused on the late Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson. He was a relentless advocate for youth and a champion for education. He passed away earlier this year.
Clark County School District (CCSD) support professionals were recognized for their hard work and dedication to students at a special award ceremony at McCaw STEAM Academy Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019
CCSD Board of School Trustees member Deanna L. Wright presented support professionals at the school with a certificate for their hard work every day to support student achievement. Additionally, the school administration provided staff with a small token of appreciation for their commitment to students.
This event is part of American Education Week (AEW), which is being celebrated nationally Nov. 18 – 22 this year. To learn more about AEW, click here.
Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara presented 9 staff members and 1 student with challenge coins in recognition for saving a student’s life. On September 26th, a Sunrise Mountain High School student collapsed while running the stairs during PE. Another student noticed his classmate in distress and called for help. Several staff members then jumped into action providing CPR and utilizing the school’s AED to save the student’s life. Superintendent Jara recognized the heroes to kick off American Education Week.
In a surprise announcement held during a school assembly on Oct. 24, the Milken Family Foundation presented the Milken Educator Award to Sunrise Mountain High School teacher Ben Nguyen, an Ivy League graduate.
The Milken Educator Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Teaching,” provide recognition and financial awards of $25,000 each to educators across the nation who are furthering excellence in education.
Only 40 educators each year are selected for the Milken Educator Award. Nevada had two recipients this year, the other being Nicolas Jacques, a middle school teacher in Carson City.
Do you know a local teacher who stands above the rest — someone who goes above and beyond to put students first? If so, nominate an outstanding teacher today for the Heart of Education Awards! The Smith Center opened the nomination period for its 2020 Heart of Education Awards, designed to recognize exceptional local educators. With support from program sponsor The Rogers Foundation, hundreds of nominated educators will be honored at an invitation-only event in April 2020 at The Smith Center. For more information, visit theheartofeducation.org.
Clark County School District (CCSD) stands strong against bullying and cyberbullying – and reaffirms its yearlong commitment to enhancing a safe and respectful learning environment during the Week of Respect. This year the Week of Respect is Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, and CCSD’s theme is “Be an Upstander.”
“The Week of Respect’s activities are designed to inspire CCSD students, employees and the entire community as they work together toward a common goal – which includes respect, inclusion, and good citizenship,” says Brandon Moeller, Director of CCSD’s Equity and Diversity Education Department.
Each day of the week has the following themes:
- Monday, Sept. 30 – Celebrate Diversity Day
- Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Respect Diversity Day
- Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Respect Each Other Day
- Thursday, Oct. 3 – Respect Your School Day
- Friday, Oct. 4 – “Get Your Blue On” Day
During the week, myriad activities will be planned each day at CCSD schools, including respect-oriented morning announcements, essays/poems that honor diversity, “meet a new friend” events, creation of artwork that celebrates respect, and much more.
Week of Respect culminates Friday with the “Get Your Blue On” campaign. CCSD encourages everyone to wear blue and share photos on social media using the hashtag #CCSDGetYourBlueOn. Tag @ClarkCountySch and @EDE4CCSD in your tweets.
The Clark County School District (CCSD) will assist students and families as they prepare for the 2019-20 school year during the 12th Annual Cox Back to School Fairs, being held at local shopping malls during July and August.
- July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Boulevard, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
- August 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
- August 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Summerlin, 2025 Festival Plaza Drive
There will be over 50 booths at the fairs; various booths will be staffed by CCSD personnel, while the others will represent community agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses. School-required immunizations will be offered only at The Galleria at Sunset, The Boulevard and Meadows Mall fairs. Costs will range from no co-pay to low-fee and no charge, depending on a family’s insurance status. Parents are advised to bring their child’s immunization record and insurance card.