CCDS Chairman of the Board of Directors to host a press conference
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Before attempting to oust him from the presidency of the Clark County School District Board of Directors, administrator Linda Cavazos has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday afternoon. This comes a day before the scheduled school board meeting where two likely contentious points will be discussed: the termination of Superintendent Jesus Jara’s contract and the removal of Administrator Cavazos as chairman of the board.
Administrator Cavazos confirmed last Friday that she, Administrator Danielle Ford and Administrator Lisa Guzman have requested that the update on the termination of Superintendent Jesus Jara’s contract be placed on Thursday’s agenda.
In May, the board of directors voted 4-3 to extend Superintendent Jara’s contract with trustees Cavazos, Guzman and Ford voting against.
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Director Lola Brooks has confirmed that she, director Katie Williams and director Evelyn Garcia-Morales asked for the article to remove Cavazos as chairman of the board, but declined to comment further.
In a letter she sent to Cavazos and provided to 13 Action News, Brooks expressed her “sadness” in making the request, claiming that she and Cavazos previously had a close relationship.
In the letter, Brooks said the relationship had deteriorated, alleging that Cavazos leaked confidential information from a closed-door session to an employee union, resulting in “expensive attorney fees and the inability of the lawyer. district to resolve a situation in a timely and appropriate manner.
SEE THE LETTER HERE
Brooks continued in the letter alleging that Cavazos had contacted the principals for assistance in ousting Superintendent Jara.
“We both began to receive reports from numerous directors that you had contacted them directly with the aim of ousting Superintendent Jara by publicly humiliating him with a vote of no confidence,” Brooks wrote. “When Superintendent Jara and I attempted to meet with you, in an effort to purify the air, you and your peers called a special meeting to break his contract instead.”
Brooks also wrote that she was forced to take the step after Cavazos and two other directors made the final request to discuss the termination of Superintendent Jara’s contract.
“Your last action is the last straw. The board has decided to renew the superintendent’s contract. I understand that you and your peers were on the losing side of the vote, that doesn’t mean you are allowed to undermine the decision of the superintendent. advice, ”she said. wrote. “The board made a decision and instead of honoring it, you didn’t make an effort to move us forward and constantly undermined the will of the board and performed your duties poorly.”
When asked if he was afraid of losing his job last Friday, Superintendent Jara took a moment to share the stories of the teachers who fought for him growing up, before saying this.
“I am employed by the elected Clark County School Board. But I work every day for the children and the educators I work with. This is my main goal. This continues to be my goal and it will remain my goal until I am told otherwise, ”he said.