CCSD Board to Discuss ‘Conflict Resolution’ Proposal at Next Meeting
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Clark County School District (CCSD) administrators could get outside help with conflict resolution.
Trustees will discuss a “professional learning proposal” from the Nevada Association of School Boards (NVASB) at their next meeting.
“I would say there is room for growth,” said Dr Debb Oliver, executive director of NVASB.
The proposal is priced at $ 8,500 and includes a board retreat, one-on-one coaching and self-assessments.
Oliver says she was approached by Trustees Cavazos, Cepeda and Morales and that she created this proposal based on the needs of the CCSD Board.
“We’re not really going to instill change without this ongoing coaching or mentoring that can happen over time, so we don’t fall back into practices that aren’t beneficial to what we’re doing,” Oliver added.
Dr. Oliver says that one area of interest is relationship building.
“You have to have the desire to learn, the desire to grow and the desire to listen. That’s one of the things we’re going to be working on is the listening aspect. Listen to understand, not listen to react, ”Oliver added.
8 News Now Journalist Kate Houston has contacted CCDS Trustees and received the following statements regarding the proposal:
Administrator Cavazos made the following statement:
“I am pleased that the Board of Directors is reviewing the excellent training proposal offered by the NASB – it is badly needed. I believe the one-day session format, with goal-oriented, accountability and self-assessment follow-up meetings, is a doable process that can hopefully help further collaboration. between the members of the board of directors. I hope the November 30 presentation will help steer directors towards a more transparent and scalable governance model process. Our students, educators and community deserve nothing less than a professional and highly functional board of directors.
Linda Cavazos, Clark County School Board President
The Ford Trustee made the following statement:
“I’m interested in hearing more details about the proposal, particularly who the coaches and coaches are to make sure they are qualified and that there are no conflicts of interest. I would like the board to receive training on our fiduciary responsibilities and communication strategies, and not just “follow the rules, don’t question who wrote the rules, and be okay or you’re a bad administrator.” Which is mainly what I have experienced in governance training since I have been on the board.
Danielle Ford Trustee
The Brooks Trustee has made the following declaration:
“I haven’t reviewed any of the trainings offered, so I can’t provide an informed comment at this point. “
Trustee Lola Brooks
Administrator Garcia Morales said she was “looking forward to discussing and deliberating on this item with her colleagues on Tuesday”.
In addition to the Trustees, Superintendent Jara would also be invited to participate in the proposed plan.
“Really looking at relationship building, conflict resolution, which is completely wrapped up in what is my role as a school board member? What are the values and vision that we as a council bring to the district? Olivier added.
The board of directors will be held on November 30 at 5 p.m.