In case you missed it, last week Trustee Katie Williams made good on one of her key promises to District B during the campaign by making an important motion on the road to bringing Clark County students back into the classroom.
During the meeting on Thursday, January 14, the Clark County School District Board of Trustees heard comment on the plan to bring students back into schools, which starts with small groups to return to campus on a voluntary basis. The students will be able to participate in:
- social-emotional wellness supports and interventions
- academic screenings and interventions
- small-group instruction
This first step will be instrumental in combating continuing academic challenges and ongoing mental health risks while balancing the need to stop community spread of COVID-19.
“I hope that parents and teachers and administrators give us their time and their patience, because there’s no such thing as a comprehensive plan and I think that we all know that being adults,” said Trustee Katie Williams, who was sworn into office last week. “That said, I think we need hope.” —The Nevada Independent (1/15/2021)
Katie’s motion passed unanimously, and it is likely that we will see students in schools as soon as February!
As the district works to get students back into schools, Katie has pledged to continue to work with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and stakeholders to ensure that we are doing the best we can to provide our students with what they need to be successful both in school and in the workforce.