CCSD’s current superintendent, Pat Skorkowsky spoke with 8 News NOW ahead of his final days.
Skorkowsky was at Thurman White Middle school when he discussed a wide-range of topics, from his proudest achievements to lingering regrets, and his high hopes for the fifth-largest school district in the nation moving forward.
One of the Clark County School District’s highlights Skorkowsky discussed was the recent success on the National Education assessment program, or nape, testing scores.
“District’s that were funded in a much higher rate were scoring below us,” said Skorkowsky. “And so, that was huge for us to say, you know, ‘we’re doing things right, we’re getting things right,’ graduation rate magnet schools, advanced placement courses, and pass rates, those are all things that I think we really should as a community be proud of when it comes to our district.”
Thurman White Middle was notably one of the many schools Skorkowsky worked during his three decades as an educator. The new school superintendent, Dr. Jesus Jara, will become the new CCSD superintendent on June 19, and Skorkowsky will officially step down on the June 30.