Clark County schools working to ensure in-person learning resumes

“As of right now, our desire is for kids to be in school,” said Ron Livingood, interim superintendent for the Clark County School District. “To accommodate that goal, we will have to abide by the executive order of our president.”

While the COVID-19 situation has improved much since the introduction of the vaccine, the pandemic has yet to end. With the CDC once again recommending the usage of face masks indoors, in addition to a delta variant of the virus potentially worsening the situation, the Clark County School District is doing what it can to ensure kids stay safe while not missing out on the benefits of in-person learning.

Currently, Clark County students will be required to wear masks while on the bus. In class, masks are optional, as staff is working to ensure social distancing guidelines are met in the classroom. According to Livingood, the district is also working on implementing filtration systems to remove traces of COVID-19 from the air.

“We would respond to guidance to the state,” added Livingood, “There may be a change from the CDC or the governor’s office at any time, so that could make null and void our current protocols.”

While the district intends for children to have in-person learning, Livingood said at-home options may be available for concerned parents. The district’s goal, Livingood says, is to meet the individual needs of every student.

“My personal feeling and the feeling of a lot of people is we want our kids to be in school,” said Livingood. “Our children need that not just for academic growth, they need that for social and emotional growth as well. So that’s going to be our goal.”

Updates regarding the Clark County School District’s Covid regulations can be viewed online on the district’s site at www2.clarkschools.net. The CDC’s updates and guidelines can be viewed on www.cdc.gov.