New school board trustees sworn in |

New school board trustees sworn in

Christine Kuklica
The trustees recognized the Transportaion Department for receiving 100 percent on their Highway Patrol Inspection. From left are Micha Pursley, Dustin Drinkut, President Ron Evans, Ron Turner and Director of Transportation Steve Russell.

common core state standards

A symposium on Common Core State Standards will be held today at the Kings Buffet in Reno, 3650 Kietzke Lane, from 12-1:30 p.m. hosted by Carole Fineberg.

A second symposium will be held tonight at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Nevada Department of Education, Steve Canavero and Judy Osgood, will speak on behalf of Common Core, while professors Dr. James Milgram and Dr. Sandra Stotsky, nationally recognized opponents of Common Core, will dispute the standards.

The Churchill County School Board swore in four trustees Thursday night at its first meeting of January.

President Ron Evans swore-in incumbents Rich Gent, Clay Hendrix and Carmen Schank, while newcomer Matt Hyde took his first oath.

With the newly sworn in trustees, Evans then asked the trustees to re-elect officers among the board. Evans will remain president of the board, but Vice President Steve Nunn lost his position to Hendrix who was voted in by his peers. Schank was elected clerk, and Hyde will sit as the acting clerk.

Other items the trustees approved or discussed include the following:

The Board of Trustees of the Churchill County School District moved to approve the following process the school district will put into place to implement the requirements of AB210:

The school district will establish a protocol for schools to communicate with the district office when a student with a hearing impairment enrolls or re-enrolls in the district.

The school district will disseminate a memorandum to administrators and special education teachers outlining the provisions of AB210 and advising them of the protocol in (1) above.

The school district will include the provisions of AB210 in its next revision of the district’s Special Education procedures manual.

The school district will continue to implement the provisions of state and federal law related to the education of all students with disabilities; and Individualized Educational Program (IEP) teams will continue to develop IEPs that offer students a free appropriate public education, addressing the specific state law considerations for the development of IEPs for students with hearing impairments, including the provision of services in more than one communication mode to the extent feasible.

Approved memorandum of understanding with the Department of Education for the Nevada Pre-K education grant.

Discussed the overview of the district performance plan.

Discussed the date for a board budget workshop, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Discussed the process of Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon’s evaluation that must be completed before Jan. 31.