CCSD Superintendent announces new leadership to oversee teaching

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Clark County Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara announced Monday the creation of Teaching and Learning Teams that will be in charge of overseeing three regions within the Clark County School District.

Each of the regions has three leaders: A region superintendent and two associate superintendents. Their main responsibility is to fulfill doctor Jara’s 5-year strategic plan that focuses on improving student achievement at all 360 CCSD schools.

“Today really is a great day for the children in the Clark County School District,” Dr. Jara said.

Watch the news conference below:

Dr. Jara is putting into motion his Focus: 2024 Strategic Plan.  He admits it’s an ambitious agenda over the next 5-years to improve all one and two-star schools, along with increasing the graduation rate to 90-percent, among other goals, but he’s up for the challenge.

“Everybody here, as we have regions, will be all aligned to the strategic plan,” Dr. Jara said.

Each of the three teams will have a group of schools they will be overseeing.

Region 1 covers the northern part of the valley, which is Indian Springs, Mount Charleston, Moapa, Bunkerville, and Mesquite.

Region 2 covers Summerlin, the southwest valley, some areas of east las vegas, as well as Blue Diamond, Good Springs, and Sandy Valley.

Region 3 includes the majority of east las vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Searchlight, and laughlin.

“When you really look at the work that the team behind me will be doing — it’s really replicating the work that they have done,” Jara said.

Dr. Jjara emphasized he’s not creating new positions at the central office but instead filing vacant jobs. He says the changes come with a cost savings of about one million dollars.

“But I also want to be very clear that this is not about cost savings,” Dr. Jara said.   This was really around the work, on our strategic plan.”

In 2017, a state law went into effect requiring CCSD to reorganize the school district, giving each campus more power over their budget.

Dr. Jara says they are in talks with state leaders to make sure they are staying in compliance.

Dr. Jara says two-thirds of the team members are internal employees.

The rest are out of state hires, but according to him, all of them are at the top of their educational fields.

To learn more about the new leadership teams go here.

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