CCSD Schools Awarded for PBIS/MTSS Efforts

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The CCSD-MTSS Initiative and the Nevada APBS, in conjunction with the Nevada PBIS Technical Assistance Center, announced the CCSD award recipients for their PBIS/MTSS efforts.

On Dec. 1, the following schools were awarded the state’s highest recognition towards fidelity of implementation during the 2nd Annual Association of Positive Behavior Supports (NV-APBS) Conference at the University of Nevada, Reno.

School of Distinction Award Recipients:

Roy Martin Middle School (bronze)
William E. Snyder Elementary School (bronze)
Cowan Academic Center (bronze)
South Academic Center (silver)
Matt Kelly Elementary School (silver)
Marvin M. Sedway Middle School (silver)
Ruby Duncan Elementary School (silver)
Brian and Teri Cram Middle School (gold)
Ralph Cadwallader Middle School (gold)
Jack Lund Schofield Middle School (gold)
Clifford O. Pete Findlay Middle School (gold)
Aggie Roberts Elementary School (gold)
Thurman White Academy (gold)
Tony Alamo Elementary School (platinum)
Dell H. Robison Middle School (platinum)
E W Griffith Elementary School (platinum)
Vincent L Triggs Elementary School (platinum)
Theron H & Naomi D Goynes Elementary School (platinum)

Video Award Recipients:

Tony Alamo Elementary School (best-in-show)
Rex Bell Elementary School (1st runner-up)

Spring Valley High School Revalidated as Avid Demonstration School

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Spring Valley High School has been revalidated as an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) National Demonstration School. The revalidation means the school retains the status it has held since 2013 as the only AVID Demonstration School in the state of Nevada.

AVID is a program that provides professional learning for educators to improve college readiness for all students, especially those traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID Demonstration Schools exhibit a college readiness system that is evident across the campus through rigor and high expectations for all students.

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The Smith Center and The Rogers Foundation announced that nominations are now open for their fourth-annual Heart of Education Awards, recognizing outstanding educators in Clark County School District (CCSD). Anyone can nominate a CCSD teacher through January 18, 2019 at TheHeartOfEducation.org.

This awards program honors CCSD teachers across all grades and curricula who go above and beyond for their students, such as launching valuable new programs and devoting time outside the classroom to support students in need.

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On Nov. 28, Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara recognized the principals of 62 Clark County schools (including two CSSD-sponsored charter schools) as part of the 2018-2019 Superintendent’s Honor Roll. Click here to see the list of schools and principal names.

At the celebration event, hosted by The Public Education Foundation, the principals each received a certificate of achievement, commemorative pink and a vinyl banner to display at their school site.

Please join the Superintendent in congratulating the leadership and staff at these schools for their accomplishments in receiving this special honor.

Student Farmers Market Set for Thursday, November 8

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Green our Planet will present its Biannual Student Farmers Market on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas. Billed as the largest student market in the U.S., this free event will feature 400 students from 40 schools in Southern Nevada. The market is held every fall and spring. Students run the market themselves, selling fruits and vegetables that are grown in school gardens.

Educators Invited to Take Part in Tech Innovator Symposium on November 3

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CUE-NV and the CCSD BlendED Team will present the Silver State Tech Innovator Symposium on Saturday, November 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cimarron-Memorial High School. The theme is Enriching Digital Learning. Educators can register for the symposium at https://bit.ly/CUENVEvents. If you have any questions, call (702) 799-0063, ext. 4211, or email vents@cue-nv.org.

Three CCSD Employee Associations Reach Tentative Agreements

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On Oct. 4, the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees and the leaders of three employee associations announced that employee compensation for the 2018-19 school year has been settled with three more of the district’s employee groups.

Once all of the agreements are ratified and approved by the Board of School Trustees, CCSD’s Human Resources department will provide eligible employees with more information on the process and timing for each group’s compensation.

“This unprecedented effort allows for CCSD and its employee groups to put aside ongoing compensation negotiations, stabilize CCSD’s budget for the 2018-19 school year, and unite CCSD and its employee groups as we approach a critical legislative session,” Board of Trustees President Deanna Wright said.

“One of my main priorities as superintendent is to improve working relationships with all employee groups. I’m excited to join with the School Board of Trustees as we partner with all our employee unions to discuss funding for CCSD during the 2019 Legislative session to increase student achievement,” Superintendent Jesus F. Jara said. “This announcement ensures that we can move toward the legislative session as one team, with one goal — and that is to make CCSD the number one choice for students.”

Members of the Clark County Education Association (CCEA) ratified their proposed contract earlier this month, paving the way for a historic three-year contract between CCSD and its teachers.

Other contracts that will soon go to employee groups for ratification include:

  • Education Support Employees Association (ESEA) agreement would settle compensation for the 2018-19 school year and would provide support staff professionals with a one-time 3 percent payment for a total cost of approximately $11 million.
  • Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees (CCASAPE) agreement would settle compensation for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years and would provide administrators with a one-time 3 percent payment for a total cost of approximately $4.1 million.
  • Police Administrator Association of the Clark County School District (PAA) agreement would settle contracts for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years by providing retroactive pay to the School Police administrators to align with increases provided to other CCSD administrators. It would also settle the 2017-18 and 2018-19 contracts by providing a one-time 3 percent payment to the seven School Police administrators for a total cost of approximately $390,000.