CCSD’s New Superintendent Jesus Jara reveals 90-day entry plan
The new Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara released his 90-day entry plan Thursday night. His initial goals include to conduct deep reviews of curriculum, fully staff every classroom by the first day of school and strengthen relations with labor unions.
The first two phases of the plan focus on listening and learning from the community. In October Jara plans to start the development of an action plan that he will present to the Board in December.
One of Jara’s first major decisions was to hire two administrators, who he previously worked with at Orange County Public Schools. He appointed Diane Gullette as the replacement of Deputy Superintendent Kim Wooden, who will retire in November. He created the position of Chief of Staff for Jennifer Cupid-McCoy by consolidating existing positions.
According to CCSD, Dr. Jara spent the last three days meeting with Trustees, members of the legislature, principals, and teachers. He also toured Thursday the Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts where he met students and faculty participating in summer school courses.