Advisory Committee approves preliminary reorganization plan, 27 revisions for CCSD

LAS VEGAS - The Advisory Committee unanimously approved the preliminary reorganization plan and 27 revisions for the Clark County School District.

The committee spent numerous hours Tuesday in a meeting trying to figure out how to reorganize CCSD.

Under the proposed plan, each school would be independently run, and instead of the superintendent, the principal, a team of teachers, and parents would be in charge of hiring and budgeting.

There's no concrete answer on exactly how much it will cost to make the transition.

"It will put pressure on the legislature to address inadequate funding for the school system next session," said Michael Roberson,, Nevada State Senator for District 20.  "We do need to invest more in education in Southern Nevada."

Some of the amendments also state that parents who join organizational teams won't be protected from lawsuits.  Plus, only middle school and high school students will be able to join organizational teams.

Parents can give advice, but they won't be able to vote on the budget.

“There's some great opportunity for families and schools to make decisions about students in those schools, so, it's important for us to understand how these regulations will impact schools and support teachers and students in classrooms,” said Pat Skorkowsky. Clark County School District Superintendent.

The plan now has to go to the state superintendent for final approval.  The State Education Board is set to review the plan on Sept. 1.

If it's approved, the Advisory Committee will stick around for two years to oversee the implementation of the plan.


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