LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Attorney General said the Clark County School District Board of Trustees violated the state’s open meeting law in 2021 when they met to discuss the superintendent’s contract.
In an opinion issued last week on January 13, Attorney General Aaron Ford said the board “failed to give the public adequate notice of the rescheduled meeting on February 3, 2021.” .
The Attorney General’s opinion will be discussed at the CCSD Board’s next meeting on Thursday, January 26.
The CCSD Board of Directors will hold a work session on February 3, 2021 to discuss and, if applicable, approve measures to notify Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara that his employment contract will not be automatically renewed. bottom.
Ford said the board changed the meeting time from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but generally did not give “sufficient notice.”
The Board reissued the agenda on February 2 and changed the time from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
CCSD uses Eduvision on its website to list the dates of upcoming board meetings.
Still, Ford said the board’s home page did not include a prominent link to the Eduvision page or notice of the change in hours.
Clark County resident Stephen Cohen was the person who filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office, alleging that the CCSD board violated the state’s public assembly law.
The Trustees extended Superintendent Jarrah’s contract to January 2023 on May 13, 2021, but fired him “for convenience” on October 28, 2021. No specific reason was given.
This action was subsequently revoked on November 18, 2021.
On October 5 last year, the CCSD board voted to extend Jara’s contract through June 30, 2026, increasing his annual salary to $395,000.