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CCSD Board of Trustees to discuss Superintendent Jara's performance review

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published 2 days ago - Duration: 02:17s

CCSD Board of Trustees to discuss Superintendent Jara's performance review

Reviews are finally coming out for Superintendent Jesus Jara.

He’s been leading the Clark County School District for the past year and a half but is now being evaluated by the school board for the first time.

Jeremy Chen reports.

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CCSD Board of Trustees to discuss Superintendent Jara's performance review

JESUS JARA.HE'S BEEN LEADING C-C-S-D FORTHE PAST YEAR AND A HALF...BUT IS NOW BEING EVALUATED BYTHE SCHOOL BOARD FOR THE FIRSTTIME.13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER....JEREMY CHEN..IS HERE TO EXPLAIN....WHAT THE REVIEW COVERS..AND WHY....IT'S TAKEN SO LONG.TRICIA..TODD..THE REVIEW IS A FIRST DRAFT ANDINCLUDES SUMMARIES FROM ALLSEVEN BOARD MEMBERS SPANNINGMORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES.A TRUSTEE SAYS THIS IS THEFIRST TIME THE BOARD HAS DONESOMETHING LIKE THIS.ITS NOW BEEN A YEAR AND A HALFFOR SUPERINTENDENT JESUS JARA-LEADING THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOLDISTRICT.THE MAN OVERSEEING THE NATION'SFIFTH LARGEST SCHOOLDISTRICT---HASN'T HAD A FORMALREVIEW OF HIS PERFORMANCEUNTIL NOW."SO, IT'S A BRAND-NEW PROCESSFOR US AND IT'S TAKEN LONGERTHAN EXPECTED BECAUSE IT WASREALLY UNCLEAR WHAT THE PROCESSSHOULD BE." SCHOOL BOARDTRUSTEE DANIELLE FORD SAYSJARA'S REVIEW SHOULD BE DONEONCE A YEAR PER HIS CONTRACTBUT SINCE NO FORMAL REVIEW HADBEEN DONE BEFORE THERE WEREDELAYS- SUCH AS MAKING A RUBRICTO GRADE THE SUPRINTENDENT ON."IN HINDSIGHT, WE SHOULD'VEBROKEN IT DOWN OVER THE COURSEOF THE ENTIRE YEAR." THEBOARD'S FIRST REVIEW DRAFTINCLUDED GRADING JARA ON: HISCOMMITMENT TO THE DISTRICT'SVISION DEVELOPING STUDENTSUCCESS TARGETS- HIS FOCUS ONCORE VALUES- AND FOLLOWING THEDISTRCT'S THEORY OF ACTION.OVERALL THE BOARD COMMENDEDJARA FOR TRYING ANDIMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES TOIMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT-AND HAVING A LISTENING TOUR TOHEAR IDEAS TO IMPROVE THEDISTRICT.IT DID RAISE CONCERNS OVERISSUES OF COMMUNICATIONREGARDING SIGINIFICANT CHANGESSUCH THE PROPOSED ELIMINATIONOF THE DEAN POSITIONS-- FORDSAYS THE REVIEW PROCESS WASN'TPERFECT- BUT AN IMPORTANT FIRSTSTEP IN GETTING THE BOARD ANDSUPERITENDENT TO WORK TOGETHERON IMPROVEMENTS."OUR JOB AS A BOARD ANDINDIVIDUAL TRUSTEES IS TO HAVEAN AMAZING SUPERINTENDENT TOSERVE THE KIDS OF CLARK COUNTYBE DISCUSSED AT THE SCHOOLBOARD MEETINGTOMORROW.COMING UP AT SIX WE'LL DIVEDEEPER INTO THE SUPERITENDENT'SSELF-EVALUATION AND HOW HE SEESHIS OWN PERFORMANCE.JEREMY CHEN 13 ACTION NEWS.AN UPDATE TONIGHT...WE'RE SURE YOU REMEMBER

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