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CCSD Board Faces Tough Decisions: Jara Buyout and Interim Superintendent Appointment

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 7, 2024 3:26 pm

Las Vegas, NV – The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees faces two crucial decisions at their meeting on Wednesday: approving Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara’s resignation with his requested payout and appointing his deputy, Dr. Brenda Larsen Mitchell, as his replacement.

Jara’s Resignation and Buyout Request:

  • Dr. Jara submitted a resignation letter requesting a two-week notice and a substantial payout exceeding his contractual terms.
  • Some community members, like #1865 No Racism in Schools co-founder Jshauntae Marshall, express concerns about the financial implications and lack of transparency.
  • Former trustee Danielle Ford clarifies that the contract allows for a 90-day notice and no buyout, suggesting the board adhere to those terms.

Appointment of Dr. Larsen Mitchell:

  • If Jara’s resignation is approved, the board will consider Dr. Larsen Mitchell, currently the deputy superintendent, as his replacement.
  • Parents raise concerns about the lack of an open search and the potential for a rushed process.
  • Marshall emphasizes the need for a transparent process, including presenting the contract publicly before voting.

Meeting Details:

  • The board meeting will be held at Henderson City Hall on Wednesday at 4:00 PM.
  • The public is encouraged to attend and participate.

Key Points:

  • The board’s decisions will impact the future leadership and finances of CCSD.
  • Community concerns regarding transparency and fairness in the process are crucial to consider.
  • Public engagement and access to information are essential in ensuring a responsible outcome.

Credits: Fox5Vegas

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