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CCSD Superintendent, Dwight Jones
CCSD Superintendent, Dwight Jones

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AIR DATE: February 9, 2011

Last fall Walt Rulffes retired as Clark County School District superintendent after five years at the helm. His replacement, Dwight Jones takes over at a time when the district is facing yet another round of large budget cuts as a result of the battered state economy. So how will he handle potential layoffs, bigger class sizes and reduced funding? And what is his vision for CCSD in the next few years. Dwight Jones joins us.

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Dwight Jones, CCSD Superintendent
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    Get the parents off their behinds and get them involved. I've been a teacher for ccsd. Students seem to always have iphones, ipads, ipods and digital cameras, but very few bring a pencil, notebook or last night's homework to class. So stop with the, "we need more money to educate the students" mantra. The majority of students are there to have fun, party, text and if you're really lucky they'll post your image on you-tube while trying to shove a camera under your skirt.
    tedFeb 8, 2011 08:29:17 AM
    why the school district not looking into the employees that is abusing district time. I know employees that is working but on facebook the whole time. I know of employees that spend time at home while still on duty. There are year round employees that don't need to be year round. Cut the people like that not teachers
    anonymousFeb 7, 2011 09:59:13 AM
    If we have very good schools and very bad schools, it seems that money is not the answer. Why are all schools not modeled after the good schools?
    JamesFeb 7, 2011 09:55:15 AM
    The district grew rapidly for many years due to the population increase. Now our population is decreasing yet no one in the district is speaking to the reduction in student population.
    DonnaFeb 7, 2011 09:53:02 AM
    As a parent of a 6th & a 5th grader in Boulder City, I am concerned that the each year the district installs more and more technology  for instance this year each 5th grade classroom gets a new smartboard, two years ago year I think classroom got new audio systems yet our teachers face reduction in force and pay cuts. Please justify spending money on excessive technology over teacher pay. Thank you, marie Jones
    Marie JonesFeb 7, 2011 09:52:48 AM
    Governor Sandoval wants to end social promotion which in theory is a wonderful idea. So, what do we do with those third graders who aren't on grade level by the end of third grade? Perhaps utilizing our Literacy Specialists as a "gap" year intervention for them before the students go on to fourth grade? What are your ideas?
    Cindy BottomleyFeb 7, 2011 09:50:28 AM
    Does Mr Jones have a plan for involving parents in the learning process?
    AmyFeb 7, 2011 09:42:58 AM
    How unfortunate is it for you as an educational professional to helm the largest school district in a state where public education is continually undervalued by the community at large?
    Jim in HendersonFeb 7, 2011 09:16:11 AM
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