CCSD trustee holds first virtual community meeting; hopes to increase parent engagement

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Using technology for success: A Clark County School District Trustee successfully attempted the first virtual community meeting on Tuesday. Trustee Deanna Wright chose to share important information via Facebook Live.

Her goal to go digital comes after noticing a lack of attendance at her physical meetings.

“Over the years, the numbers have just dwindled,” Wright said. “You know, people are busy.”

However, she’s hoping to accommodate everyone with this new approach.

“I’m hoping this will be the first of many where people will get some good parent information through this virtual parent meeting,” Wright said.

Inside a room at the CCSD Police headquarters, Trustee Wright sat down with CCSD Police Spokesperson Sgt. Bryan Zink to discuss school safety.

Along with the traffic team, the hour-long conversation addresses the K-9 unit, random searches, and lockdown procedures. It’s information the department wants the community to understand.

“Let the parents know that sometimes they’re a drill, sometimes they’re not, and these are there to keep the kids safe and make sure they’re secure,” Sgt. Zink said.

Wright hopes an opportunity for the community to watch via a phone, tablet, or computer will enhance parent engagement.

8 News Now Reporter Cristen Drummond has more.

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