The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees unanimously approved the school reopening plan recommendation presented by CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara and staff to move to full-time distance education for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.
The Board added provisions to receive health and wellness updates every 30 days before determining a return to hybrid or face-to-face instruction. Where applicable, schools in rural communities can return to face-to-face or hybrid education if they follow all state and health and safety guidelines and meet certain health and safety criteria. The Reopening Our Schools plan also allows for hybrid telecommuting for district staff and licensed professionals where and when possible.
The recommendation to begin the school year with full-time distance education when students return on August 24 was based on statistical data and trends in Clark County regarding the impact of COVID-19 and the information provided by local health officials.