LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County School District Board Trustees plan to discuss Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara’s interim replacement at an upcoming meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4.
Dr. Jara was voted out by the school board on Thursday and is expected to get paid out his contract that had been extended back in May of 2021 through 2023.
He is expected to leave the school district with nearly half a million dollars.
PTA President Rebecca Garcia believes it is a lot of money for the district to payout.
She says it is concerning and parents have questions that have yet to be answered such as why Dr. Jara was voted out.
Garcia says she worries about who will want to work for the school board.
“Obviously anyone stepping into this role will be able to watch the school board meetings and the news coverage and if it is a local candidate they will be well aware of the challenges that exist,” said Garcia.
She tells 8 News Now, that parents deserve to know more about what happened and adds that transparency needs to happen with this process moving forward.
Dr. Jara is expected to remain in his position as CCSD Superintendent through the end of Novemeber.