School board opens 2023 schedule with new members

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The Carson City School Board’s first meeting of 2023 will welcome new members Matt Clapham and Molly Walt, representing Districts 3 and 6, respectively, and will have an election of officers for board president, vice president and clerk.

Clapham, Walt and current District 1 Trustee Lupe Ramirez were sworn in during a city ceremony on Dec. 30, while incumbent District 4 Trustee Richard Varner was sworn in separately Dec. 19.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda, Carson High School junior Drea Cabral, who was selected to perform in the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York from Feb. 1 to 5 this year, will be recognized during Superintendent Andrew Feuling’s report. Cabral was chosen to play from among more than 18,000 students nationally.

Discussion will continue for designating a day, place and time for regular meetings of the Board of Trustees for 2023. As of Dec. 13, trustees expressed concerns about conducting business in a timely manner by meeting once a month or keeping staff members long and proposed keeping the ability to call special meetings as needed in special circumstances.

Associate superintendent of educational services Tasha Fuson also will provide a six-month review of the district’s plan for a safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services for the rest of the 2022-23 school year, for discussion only. The plan, first shown in June 2021, revised in January 2022 and updated again in July 2022, helps CCSD to qualify for its Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding that became available to states after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trustees also will be appointed to serve on various committees and associations for the coming year. Possible action will be taken for the annual authorization for the district to research, apply for, budget and monitor all processes associated with the management of funding from multiple sources.

Tuesday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Robert Crowell Board Room in the Carson City Community Center (851 E. William St.).


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