CCSD meets to discuss hybrid learning plan

Vote is scheduled to be taken next month

Mitch Kelly
October 23, 2020 - 4:52 am

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The Clark County School District Board of School Trustees received an update on COVID-19 at their meeting on Thursday night. 

Trustees reviewed the latest health numbers available from the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities in regard to the risk of transmission in schools.

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Acting Chief Health Officer Fermin Leguen provided information on the current test positivity rate and recommendations to allow students back into the classroom in some form. The SNHD sais they would be comfortable with a hybrid pearning plan where students would attend school in person for a portion of the week, and would do distance learning for the remainder.

The presentation also included a discussion of a potential phased transition plan from distance education. 

Trustees inquired and commented on several health-related topics and other items connected to the transition into hybrid or face-to-face instruction, including staffing levels and options, safety and cleaning protocols, building capacity and ventilation, communication and community involvement, among others. 

Trustees also shared information on other districts’ current education plans and highlighted the importance of detailed and planned action moving forward. They requested items for inclusion and consideration in any transition action.

The Board will consider transition plans on November 12th for a potential vote.