02 Nov Preparing for School Organizational Teams
Since the state’s Legislative Committee approved a plan in September 2016 to reorganize the school district as part of Nevada Legislative Assembly Bill (AB) 394, the district has been hard at work putting together the logistics of making that plan come into fruition.
As a result, CCSD is creating School Organizational Teams to assist principals in the decision-making for each school. The District will also explore how to best reallocate the way they provide services based on the specific needs of each school.
The process to form School Organizational Teams begins in November. These teams will consist of parent representatives, licensed staff, support staff, students at secondary schools and a possibly a community member. The members will be selected by their school peers through a nomination and election process. Elections for each School Organizational Team licensed professional and education support professionals will take place during the week of Nov. 14. Other representatives, (students and community members) will be chosen at a later date and communicated by the school.
Below are important details for forming School Organizational Teams:
- Each school will communicate how their election process will function.
- Nominations for the licensed staff representative are handled through the Clark County Education Association and can be accessed on their web page.
- Nominations for the support staff representative are handled through the Education Support Employees Association and can be accessed on their web page.
- Nominations for parent representatives are handled through the Nevada Parent and Teacher Association as well as through the school. The school will be communicating details about this process.
- Details to nominate a student representative and community member will be provided by the school principal.
Once formed, each School Organizational Team will hold open and public meetings. The teams will work together to provide assistance and advice to the principal regarding the development and implementation of the school plan of operation.
“No one knows their school community better than the people who are involved with it,” said Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. “These teams will provide us with a way to ensure that there is more engagement and involvement from the parents, staff and students, I encourage everyone to nominate a person who they feel is the best representative for their school.”
While the School Organizational Teams will be in place by the beginning of 2017, the implementation of the reorganization will not take place until 2017-18. Teams formed this year will be advising on the development of next year’s school plan of operation.
Superintendent Skorkowsky acknowledges that there is a lot of information involved in this process. In hopes of keeping all stakeholders informed, CCSD maintains a web page at ab394.ccsd.net with details on the reorganization.
A convenient FAQ section is available to address common questions.
“We’ve already been communicating with staff and parents through our various outreach channels to include posting regular information on the website, providing updates via email to employees and through ParentLink and Infinite Campus to parents as well as making presentation at our trustee parent meetings,” said Skorkowksy.
“I look forwarding to seeing the outcomes from our School Organizational Teams and am glad that we are providing members of our school community with a way to be more involved and share their expertise through the role they play in their school.”