CCSD hosts first session of ‘listening tour’ for parents, students to provide feedback

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District is giving everyone a chance to chime in on the future of education within CCSD. The district is hosting a listening tour for students, parents, and community members to let their voices be heard.

The tour is hosted by Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Brenda Larsen-Mitchell. The public can join in by showing up in-person or by attending a virtual session.

The first session of the listening tour was hosted Monday.

Parents and students were there to share their concerns and give suggestions to possibly improve the future of education within the Clark County District.

“What do we need to do differently? Better when we come back August and beyond?  Do you think high school kids should come to school five days a week?” The aforementioned questions were just some of the questions asked by Jara at  Monday’s Listening Tour session.

Highlighting possible learning options while visiting the city of Henderson’s Multigenerational Center, Dr. Jara, along with CCSD trustee Lisa Guzman and the deputy superintendent welcomed an open discussion about what’s happening in the district.

“That’s why I was here today. [To] get my voice heard from my kids, my neighbors’ kids and all kids really,” said Jaclyn Wicker, a mother of three.

Wicker wants in-person learning five days a week and less Chromebooks.

“I think getting them off the computers all the time; I don’t want to keep that,” she said.

“There’s still a lot of, I would say anxiety over distance education,” Dr. Jara said. “This frustration; there’s frustration for all of us, so I think it was important for the parents to really share with us what they experience.”

CCSD plans to give families a choice of distance education or in-person instruction in the future, but this session allows parents to possibly influence the district’s eventual direction.

“We’re in a really good place where we are today and I think we’ll be in a better place come August,” Jara said.

The listening tour continues Monday evening with the virtual session at 5:30 p.m. on the CCSD Facebook page.

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