The Clark County School Board voted 5-1 early Thursday morning to allow Superintendent Jesus Jara to draft and implement such a policy policy and negotiate with unions.
Julie joined the Las Vegas Review-Journal in July 2019 as a reporter for The View, covering the southwest/Henderson area. She grew up in southern California, and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. She worked as an education and health reporter at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho for eight years. Before that, she was an education and county government reporter for two years at the Elko Daily Free Press in Elko, Nev.
After five hours of public comment, the Clark County School Board voted early Thursday to approve a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for employees, which will be negotiated with unions.
Katie Williams, who took office in January, has previously been accused of having affiliations with the local Proud Boys and QAnon, the Review-Journal reported in May.
An overflow crowd is expected for a Clark County School Board meeting Wednesday to consider whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for employees.
CCSD officials are facing criticism for being tight-lipped about the COVID-19 situation in schools and for a reporting system that some say leaves parents and employees in the dark.
The Clark County School District next week will consider creating a policy that would require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The nationwide for-profit college chain closed down all campuses in 2016, including two in North Las Vegas and Henderson.
The Clark County School District’s board heard an update Thursday on developing an anti-racism policy, but didn’t take action.
The UVC disinfection system, which will be installed at all 372 district campuses, will be used in unoccupied rooms on a rotating basis.
The Nevada System of Higher Education is seeking authorization from regents to draft emergency code amendments that would require employees to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 1.
The City of Henderson ban applies only to students at Lamping Elementary registered in the city-run Safekey program. It has no way of identifying other students at the school.
The waivers for certain fees were created during the most recent session of the Nevada Legislature and are available beginning this semester.
Nevada Learning Academy, the district’s central online learning school, has seen enrollment climb more than 68 percent since the school year began this month.
There was a fight between “multiple students” in the cafeteria and officers responded, Green Valley High Principal Kent Roberts said in an email to students and parents.
Signature Preparatory has reinforced its illness policy after three students tested positive COVID-19 during the first two weeks of school.