CCSD to continue distance learning model through October

Matter to be examined month to month

Mitch Kelly
September 25, 2020 - 5:53 am
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The Clark County School District will continue to use the distance learning model established at the beginning of fall semester, at least through October.

That announcement was made last night by Superintendent Jesus Jara during a meeting of the CCSD School Board. The matter is expected to be reviewed on a month to month basis.

The presentation to the school board included an update from Southern Nevada Health District Acting Health Officer Fermin Leguen, who said he expects Clark County’s COVID-19 data to continue to trend downward, barring potential spikes related to bars reopening or other unforeseen events.

In spite of that, however, Leguen said COVID-19 data in Clark County indicates that there's a higher risk for reopening schools, and that the rate of new cases over the last two weeks is one of the most important data points at hand.

According to the district, just over 94 percent ofstudents have been contacted regarding connectivity, with 95 percent of those reporting access to the internet and 96 percent reporting access to a device.

The district is still just over 9,375 students short of its projected enrollment