LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a press conference on Sunday, Governor Steve Sisolak, with CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara alongside him, announced the closure of all K-12 schools in the state through April 6.
CCSD has announced the closure will continue through the already scheduled Spring Break and last until April 13.
This comes amid the ongoing back-and-forth between educators, parents and CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara.
Watch the Governor’s full announcement here:
Superintendent Jara also released the following statement:
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the difficult decision to close all schools in our state, including Clark County School District schools, effective tomorrow Monday, March 16, 2020. This closure will continue through Monday, April 13, which includes the already scheduled Spring Break. State health officials will determine if schools are to reopen after April 13.
While no students will be attending school, CCSD essential functions will continue operating throughout the closure, pending potential adjustments based on the changing environment.
As the decision to close our schools was made out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, we ask parents to keep in mind the recommendations of the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), and as much as possible, please keep your children at home and avoid unnecessary outings.
We will continue communicating regularly throughout the closure to keep parents informed. Again, all schools are closed effective tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020, until at least, Monday, April 13.CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara