CCSD Superintendent completes education town halls, what's next?
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
It's been 5 days of listening, engaging, and answering questions from community members during a series of education town halls throughout the valley.
Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara addressed a crowd in North Las Vegas on Thursday.
One big concern mentioned was diversity amongst educators.
“I know that we have people in this community that know what the issues are more importantly they know how the issues manifest,” said Eva Simmons, a community member.
Another issue was improving equity for students.
“Equity to me is where I draw the line because every single child no matter where they are, they deserve a high-quality education within the same program so those were the big two nuggets if you will that came loud and clear here in this community,” Dr. Jara said.
Dr. Jara says he's now working on addressing those concerns and so many others with the board of trustees.
They will be setting targets on how to achieve them.
“You’ve got to work with the culture, you’ve got to work with the resources, you’ve got to build support from parents and community so it’s a hard job,” Simmons said.