Below are the most recent highlights available for Clark County from Nevada Annual Report of Accountability.
  • CCSD overall obtained the adequate yearly progress (AYP) designation of Watch; however, 11 schools were recognized as High Achieving and six schools were recognized as Exemplary.
  • Students taking the ACT increased from 3,553 to 3,744.
  • Students increased in proficiency on the CRT in mathematics from 66 to 69 percent at the elementary level and from 61 to 68 percent at the middle school level.
  • First-time pass rates for 10th-grade students on the HSPE increased from 49.5 to 52.4 percent in mathematics and from 44 to 52.3 percent in science.
  • Students attending magnet schools increased 20 percent, and families mostly were given their first choice.

CCSD encourages parents to be involved in their children’s education. The district understands that some parents have the time available to volunteer in a classroom or serve on committees while others have more limited opportunities. Being involved in children’s education at home is the best place to begin.

— Getting Involved in Your Child’s School
Following is a number of ways parents can be more involved at their children’s school in Clark County:
  • Library/Media Committee—This committee reviews library books and textbooks when concerns are expressed. Two parents at each school are chosen to serve on this committee.
  • School-Generated Funds/Budget Committee—One parent serves on this committee at each school to help determine fund expenditures.
  • School Safety Committee—A parent is selected to work with this committee to help develop and implement a school safety plan.
  • Learning Improvement Team (LIT)—The Learning Improvement Team, with two positions for parents, develops a school improvement plan designed to increase student learning, which is coordinated with the Professional Development Center and the Academic Council.
  • Parenting classes—Many schools offer classes on parenting skills. Call your school’s office or the Area Service Center for information on available classes.
  • PTA, PTO, PAC or other parent organizations—Many opportunities exist for parents to serve through parent organizations. Attend meetings to get involved; call your school’s office for details.
  • School functions—Parents should attend special events, such as open houses, parent-teacher conferences, concerts and other events. Read your school’s newsletter or bulletins or call your school’s office for information about special events.
  • Parent surveys—Take the time to respond to questionnaires sent to you by the principal. Surveys allow parents to have opportunities to give input and provide valuable feedback to principals.
  • Classroom volunteers—Check with your child’s teacher to see how you can volunteer in the classroom. If you would like to visit your child’s classroom, notify the principal to make arrangements.

Following are district opportunities available for parents:
  • Attendance Zone Advisory Commission (AZAC)—AZAC reviews attendance zones every year and provides recommendations to trustees concerning necessary changes to attendance boundaries. The 15-member committee consists of individuals from the community appointed by the Board of School Trustees. All meetings are open to the public.
  • Bond Oversight Committee (BOC)—This independent 19-member body that monitors compliance with building program goals, advises the Board of School Trustees on capital bond fund construction programs and keeps the public informed. BOC members are appointed by the Board of School Trustees. The public is invited to attend these meetings.
  • Friends of Special Education—This is a support group for parents with children requiring special services. Parents who have concerns about their child’s education, individualized education program (IEP) or services are matched with a parent volunteer from the Friends’ Network whose child has the same type of disability and who can provide direction and suggestions.
  • Sex Education Committee—This is an advisory committee consisting of parents and community members who advise the board concerning the content and materials to be used in classroom instruction as well as the recommended grade levels at which the instruction is offered.
  • Ad Hoc Committees—From time to time, the board creates committees with the task of studying specific concerns, such as reading or the dropout rate. Parents often are appointed by trustees to serve on these committees.
  • Newsletter Mailing List—Some board members send newsletters on a regular basis. If you would like to be included on a mailing list, call your Area Service Center.

Finally, parents also can be involved through their Board of Trustees in the following ways:
  • Parent Advisory Committees (PACs)—Each trustee organizes a PAC designed specifically to encourage communication between parents and board members. Call the Area Service Center or the School Board Office to learn about the time and location of your trustee’s PAC meetings.
  • Regular Board Meetings—School board meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Meetings begin at 4 p.m.; citizens wishing to address the board at these meetings must sign up to speak by calling (702) 799-5307 or (702) 799-5310 between 7:30 a.m. the day prior to, and 2 p.m. the day of, the meeting. Although the public is encouraged to attend board meetings, they also are encouraged to attend the other committee meetings to have greater input on matters of concern to them.

— ParentLink
ParentLink® is a computer-based tool that allows parents to have greater access to their child’s progress as well as to contact school staff via e-mail or voice message. ParentLink® can be utilized both online and by telephone and is available in English and Spanish for Grades K–12.

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