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 Original article can be found at News 3 Las Vegas.

By News 3 Staff; August 14, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Clark County School District Board of Trustees met Thursday to approve multiple measures to move forward with the full distance learning plan for the upcoming school year.

First, the board approved a bond of $35 million to help pay for the many programs that will assist students throughout the transition to and implementation of remote classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bond was approved unanimously.

The board went on to approve $4.8 million to purchasing Connect2Compete connections for qualifying students who need high-speed internet and a suite of safety software tools, which will block students from accessing dangerous and inappropriate websites when connected through their devices.

Also, the board approved $1.8 million to purchase Kajeet mobile hotspots for qualifying students which will help households with Wi-Fi so that students can connect to CCSD learning management systems and online tools to help them succeed.

Aside from distance learning measures, the board also received a presentation on the CCSD Human Capital Management which held up pay for many teachers when the district changes payroll systems.

The delivery team says it has either completed or submitted for review 95 percent of all recommended remediation tasks.

The school year is set to begin on Aug. 24, while the district continues to deliver on its goal of 1:1 device distribution for students.

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