Is Politics Ruining The Clark County School Board?


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Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara early this year discusses a return to classroom learning amid the pandemic. The school board this week advanced a proposal for mandatory vaccinations of district employees.

The Clark County school board fired Jesus Jara; now they are going to consider hiring him again. 

Meanwhile, Jara wants $2 million for harm caused to him by the board’s actions plus more than $600,000 dollars to settle his contract. 

All this drama plays out in a school district that is the fifth largest in the country. And it traditionally ranks among the lowest performing in the country.  

And it’s shining light on the elected school board, which some lawmakers in recent years wanted to change: they’ve wanted it to be an appointed board, rather than elected. 

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