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CCSD to Replace 29 Football Fields with Artificial Turf

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) is kicking off a plan to convert 29 natural grass fields to artificial turf. The upgraded fields will provide an improved experience for student-athletes throughout CCSD. The District is excited to partner with Hellas, the firm that is completing Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

“Athletics are an important part of keeping students engaged in academics and improving their overall health,” commented Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “Our team has done a tremendous job of ensuring a better experience for all student-athletes throughout CCSD. This long term investment in our schools will provide our student-athletes with high-quality turf that will give more students greater access,” he added.

The staggered schedule will enable activities to continue while upgrading fields across the District. The goal is to have all 29 fields converted no later than April of 2021. The CCSD Student Athletics and Activities is working with school principals to schedule athletic activities and other events around the replacement projects.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyday operations, CCSD remains committed to making the necessary improvements to our facilities to provide the return on investment students and taxpayers deserve. The vast majority of the field replacement projects are being funded through Government Service Tax (GST) revenue dedicated for capital projects. The remainder are being paid for through the Capital Replacement Fund that accounts for projects not undertaken more than every five years. An estimated 900 jobs will be created throughout the $45 million project, which is a reflection of CCSD’s continued investment in the Southern Nevada economy.

Below is the tentative schedule for replacement projects that may change based on external variables.

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

Group I Construction Schedule starting August 3, 2020

Coronado High School
Chaparral High School
Foothill High School
Western High School
Eldorado High School
Sierra Vista High School
Bonanza High School
Desert Pines High School
Basic Academy of International Studies

 

Group II Construction Schedule starting October 10, 2020

Silverado High School
Mojave High School
Cheyenne High School
Del Sol High School
Green Valley High School
Cimarron-Memorial High School
Durango High School
Liberty High School
Desert Oasis High School

 

Group III Construction Schedule starting December 9, 2020

Spring Valley High School
Las Vegas High School
Centennial High School
Shadow Ridge High School
Sunrise Mountain High School
Legacy High School
Canyon Springs High School
Laughlin Junior/ Senior High School
Palo Verde High School
Virgin Valley High School
Moapa Valley High School

 

CCSD Partners with the Siegel Group to Deliver Resources to Families

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees President Lola Brooks and Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara delivered meals and Pinkbox doughnuts to students at the Siegel Suites Cambridge, Siegel Suites Boulder I and Siegel Suites Boulder 2 as part of the continued efforts to provide necessities to students during the unprecedented school closures.

“Our top priority is making sure our students are safe and healthy during the school closures,” Brooks said. “CCSD Food Service is doing a phenomenal job of providing meals to families at the 36 sites throughout Clark County but we realize some families do not have the transportation to make it to those locations.”

Trustee Brooks and Superintendent Jara offered encouragement to the students and their families as they delivered the meals along with other members of the CCSD leadership team.

“Food is a basic need that many in the community are struggling with in these uncertain times. We are working to find solutions to get more food and academic resources into students’ hands every day,” Superintendent Jara said. “We are having regular discussions with community partners, like Siegel Suites, about how we can work with the business community to ensure our students and their families are secure during the school and business closures.”

“During such a difficult time in our community, and around the world, it is so important for us to give back through Siegel Cares, the charitable arm of The Siegel Group,” Judith Siegel, Executive Vice President of The Siegel Group, said. “We are proud to partner with the Clark County School District to help provide meals to those who are in need. This will be an ongoing initiative for The Siegel Group, and some of our brands, including Pinkbox Doughnuts, Siegel’s Bagelmania and Siegel Suites, to continue to come up with ways of ensuring that the children in our community do not go hungry.”

CCSD Food Service is continually working to evaluate and add food distribution locations as the need and resources are available. All CCSD Distribution Food Sites are open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Meals are available for all children ages 2 -18. Parents and guardians will now be able to pick up meals for their children without their child/children present. For additional details and to locate a site near you, visit ccsd.nutrislice.com.

News outlets can get photos/video of the food distribution by clicking here.

Announcement

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The Clark County School District Human Resources Division is in the process of transitioning to a new application system. The current system will be available to applicants until December 13, 2019. Applicants should download and save attached documents from the current system PRIOR to December 13, 2019. Positions will begin advertising in the new system and available for applicants to apply starting on January 13, 2020 (using your previously downloaded documents). Applicants will have the ability to update their CCSD applicant profile starting on January 2, 2020. Thank you for your continued patience during this transition.

Zappos’ Terrific Partnership with CCSD

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Zappos recently unveiled its seventh school closet in its Closets for Good program, the locally focused charitable initiative in collaboration with Closets Las Vegas and Born This Way FoundationSuperintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara was on hand to commemorate the closet ribbon cutting.

Closets for Good works with local elementary, middle, and high schools — whose students and their families may face economic challenges — by stocking each campus’ closet with everyday necessities, including nonperishable food, school supplies, hygiene products, shoes, and clothing.

The latest beneficiary at the Clark County School District is Jerome D. Mack Middle School, which debuted its closet last week. Mack Middle School is one of eight schools that is part of CCSD’s Innovative Schools Pilot Program, which offers incentives to experienced teachers committed to building a positive culture and increasing student achievement.

Roxanne James, the principal of Mack Middle School, says she is “very happy to be partnered with Zappos and all of our community members who really come together to help our kids.” James notes that food insecurities and clothing insecurities are a reality for many students. “Sometimes it’s easy to forget that it’s not just about math or English,” she says.

“The idea for Closets for Good came about after participating in the CCSD School-Community Partnership Program at Rundle Elementary School, where I had the honor of being Principal for a Day,” says Marcela Gutierrez, head of Closets for Good, Zappos.

“It was an eye-opening experience, being exposed to the basic needs kids are worrying about on a day-to-day basis – everything from where their next meal is coming from to whether there are toiletries in the house,” Gutierrez says. “At Zappos, we highly prioritize our community and feel it’s especially important to empower our youth. With the Closets for Good program and our valued partners, we’re able to help set them up for success.”

Along with Zappos, Closets Las Vegas, and Born This Way Foundation, other participating partners include CCSD’s School-Community Partnership Program and The Public Education Foundation.

The goal is to donate up to 11 closets by the end of the year. Each closet is tailored to the needs of the school. Closets opened so far include J. Harold Brinley Middle School, Eldorado High School, Jerome D. Mack Middle School, Mojave High School, Richard J. Rundle Elementary School, Sandy Valley Schools, and Marvin M. Sedway Middle School.

The next closet will be unveiled Sept. 26 at Howard E. Hollingsworth Elementary School, marking the eighth one of the program.

Click here to watch a story about this exciting program that Channel 13 broadcast in March.

If you would like to partner with CCSD, contact the School-Community Partnership Program at 702-799-6560.

Educators Can Apply for Educational Leadership Courses

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Vegas PBS and the Clark County Education Association have partnered to bring together Southern Nevada’s best and brightest educational leaders through the program “Learn to Lead: Building Great Educators through Leadership Pathways.” Funded by a Nevada Department of Education grant, the program is designed to impact an educator’s ability to lead a classroom, school, district or community to the next level in educational success. By combining collaborative and cooperative classroom modules, online coursework via Vegas PBS’ interactive online training portal, independent research, collaborative workshops, expert keynotes and peer-to-peer mentoring, educators will develop and use these skills to lead them through a successful capstone project. For more information, call Jami Miller at (702) 799.1010, ext. 5345.

New Educator of the Year Nominations Deadline is March 31, 2017

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March 31 is the deadline to nominate a teacher for a New Educator of the Year award. A new educator is defined as someone who has no prior contracted experience and was hired during the 2016-17 school year. The award recognizes and celebrates outstanding new educators who have demonstrated excellence and dedication to students and the school community. Each recipient will have their picture displayed in the lobby of the Edward A. Greer Education Center. New educators can self-nominate, or be nominated by an administrator, colleague, community member, parent or student.

Nominations will be accepted for the following categories:

1) Primary (PreK through Grade 2)
2) Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
3) Junior High/Middle School (Grades 6-8)
4) High School (Grades 9-12)
5) Specialist (Grades PreK-12)
6) Special Education (Grades PreK-12)
7) Related Services (Counselor, School Nurse, School Psychologist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, or Physical Therapist)

click here to nominate a teacher:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRVj_KW3KxfKInh8Ww_6QLWEjTEa70qvnqAUzEWOaU-zh4SA/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

CCSD Transportation Job Fair

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Join us This Saturday! 

January 9th, 2016 from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM at Arville Bus Yard!

  • Access computers to complete your application
  • Get assistance with application process
  • Salary and benefits information available

 

Get on the Move with CCSD, and Be the Hero behind the wheel!

 

CCSD Transportation Job Fair

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CCSD Transportation is looking for qualified candidates to work as Bus Driver Trainees or Vehicle Maintenance Technician.  Get On the Move! Become a Bus Driver Trainee or Vehicle Maintenance Technician!

Join them at the Arville Bus Yard, 4499 S. Arville Street, Las Vegas, 89103 on Saturday, December 19, 2015, and on January 9th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm