Many of our members are concerned about a CCSD policy that might require volunteers to be fingerprinted. Please mobilize and contact your CCSD Trustee prior to the meeting on August 10th @ 5pm
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Nevada PTA has a Position Statement in place that promotes safes schools but, opposes undue burden on volunteers.
Nevada PTA Vice President of Advocacy DeeAnn Roberts recommends:
“Email members of the school board. Be calm and polite, and feel free to use parts of the resolution to state your case. Stress that the issue is inequity and an unfair cost to families. Also, ask for clarification. Is the intent that ALL volunteers be fingerprinted, or only those who will be with students and not supervised by district personnel? This needs to be clarified for school administrators as well. Remind them that family engagement is the foundation of student success, and that requiring fingerprinting could quite possibly be detrimental to students and schools.
Call members of the school board. Even though it is the weekend, you should still be able to leave voice mails.
Attend the school board meeting on the 10th. Not everyone needs to speak, just showing up is a statement in itself”.
|For Immediate Release||July 20, 2017|
|Contact Melinda Malone (702) 799-5304|
CCSD policy and regulation regarding appropriate staff-student communications in final stages
Survey results and community roundtable input helped form language
LAS VEGAS – The Clark County School District’s (CCSD) draft Policy 4100 and Regulation 4100 regarding Relationships, Interactions and Communications Between District Employees/Representatives and Students were both presented to the Board of School Trustees as a Notice of Intent and received initial approval during the regular meeting of the board on July 13.
The draft was first presented during a community roundtable meeting on June 15, 2017 to discuss and gain input on establishing appropriate relationships, interactions and communications between employees and students. An online survey was also available in June for the community to give feedback on the draft policy and regulation. More than 1,600 responses were recorded. The survey results can be seen on ccsd.net/protectourkids.
“This new policy and regulation represent the input we received from our employees, the community and law enforcement,” said Education Services Division Assistant Superintendent Tammy Malich. “It is designed to protect our kids while ensuring that our employees can continue to build appropriate relationships with our students.”
Since the policy and regulation have received initial approval, the district will start working on training materials for the upcoming school year, including videos for employees, parents and students. CCSD employees are already mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. A new state law, SB 287, also requires all regular volunteers to sign a document acknowledging that they are mandatory reporters of any potential child abuse, including potential misconduct between employees and students. All employees and volunteers will sign a document acknowledging that they are aware of CCSD policy and regulation 4100, have been trained and will be held accountable.
Malich and others on the working committee will present initial ideas on the training materials and documents that employees must sign at the Aug. 2 Board of Trustees work session at the Edward Greer Education Center.
The CCSD Trustees will vote on whether to adopt the policy and regulation on Aug. 10, at the Edward Greer Education Center, at 5 p.m.
The draft policy and regulation were developed by internal and external stakeholders, including representatives from the Clark County District Attorney’s office, employee associations, CCSD Police Department and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, as well as CCSD Trustee Kevin L. Child. The working group also included district employees who provided a variety of perspectives, including principals, teachers and students.