CCSD to discuss distance education and transition to a hybrid plan

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Millions of students across the country have safely returned to the classroom. That is still not the case for most of Clark County though.

Today, CCSD leaders are scheduled to discuss a partial return to class, transitioning to a hybrid plan. But it’s only a discussion for now. No vote is expected today, but all eyes will be on the Clark County School District as the school board tries to sort out how to move forward safely.

A vote on a plan is not expected until Nov. 12.

Teachers and families are hoping they get a better idea of what to expect next after today’s virtual meeting.

Trustees will go over updates from the Southern Nevada Health District about coronavirus and schools.

A report from the agenda shows there is still a higher risk of transmission in schools based on information as of Monday.

Trustee Linda Cavazos believes a potential spike in cases may hurt the district more if a hybrid plan is approved. She says the board is carefully weighing its options when it comes to that decision.

“My concerns would be are we going to make it worse by reopening too soon and then having to disrupt everyone’s schedules that they’re just kind of now, they worked really hard to get into kind of a groove here,” Linda Cavazos, CCSD Trustee.

Trustee Cavazos adds, the meeting should also focus on the resources for reopening. For example, does the district have enough teachers willing to return to the classroom?

Trustees are also going over feedback from the community.

“If the parent does not feel comfortable with sending their child to school, that’s fine. If they do, they should be able to go. Whether they do the hybrid or all five days in class. It should be left in the parents hands to send their children to school,” Celeste Tran, CCSD Parent

This meeting is all part of the first step in possibly returning teachers and students to the classroom.

Again, today’s meeting is only a discussion. It is scheduled for 5 p.m. this evening.

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