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School Board member Kevin Child banned from CCSD property

Von Tobel Middle School rally

Mikayla Whitmore

Clark County School District Trustee Kevin L. Child attends a rally at Von Tobel Middle School in Las Vegas on Oct. 26, 2016. The rally was to discuss the school’s inclusion on a shortlist to be converted into a charter school.

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 | 4:53 p.m.

Clark County School Board member Kevin Child has been banned from School District property, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said today.

Skorkowsky, citing student and employee safety, said Child will be limited to holding scheduled meetings with the superintendent and attending School Board meetings and monthly parent meetings. Skorkowsky said district staff have been advised to call School District Police if Child is seen on their property.

“It has reached the point where I must trespass Trustee Child from district property to protect employees who have made serious complaints against him so they can operate in a safe and respectful work environment,” Skorkowsky said in a statement. “He is only allowed to carry out the specific duties of his position.”

Complaints about Child include allegations that he told a classroom of second-graders that “snitches get stitches” and made inappropriate Facebook comments about a June 2016 terrorist attack that killed 84 people in Nice, France.

The 55-year-old Child blamed politics and said he is saddened by what he calls Skorkowsky's "shenanigans." The real estate agent also said he earlier this year issued a cease-and-desist letter to the retiring superintendent over harassment claims.

“I am very sadden he has created such upheaval for our employees and families especially when we should be working on challenges in our district,” Child wrote via text message to the Sun. “In my opinion this is clearly retaliatory for my good faith questioning of his performance with respect to the districts finances and PGS agreement with the teachers union.”

Child said he does not plan to resign from his trustee position.

In December, the district ordered Child not visit schools or central offices without an invitation from administrators. Skorkowsky said today that Child has ignored that request.

“I did not make this decision lightly. However, I have a responsibility to protect our employees who have lodged complaints against Trustee Child,” Skorkowsky said. “I also have a responsibility to protect the district from possible litigation that could arise due to Trustee Child’s actions.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.