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Police: Student with gun arrested at Cheyenne High School
Sept. 23, 2021
Police arrested a Cheyenne High School student who was found with a gun today, causing the school to be locked down for several hours, according to a letter sent to parents. Nobody was ...
Elena Choi, 5 years old, puts on her mask as she starts kindergarten during the first day of school at the new Hannah Marie Brown Elementary School in Henderson, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.
More parents challenging CCSD mask mandate in federal court
Sept. 23, 2021
Another set of parents has sued the Clark County School District in federal court to eliminate its coronavirus pandemic mask mandate. They want $200 million in damages and criminal charges for top district officials. Fourteen plaintiffs, with 18 children between them, said ...
Las Vegas-area schools receive National Blue Ribbon recognition
Sept. 21, 2021
Three Las Vegas-area schools have been pegged as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. They are ...
Shadow Ridges Dylan Wood (#28) carries the ball against Silverado during a high school football game at Silverado Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.
Some high school sporting events canceled over bus shortage
Sept. 21, 2021
The Clark County School District is adjusting its high school sports schedule and canceling some games because of a bus shortage. All nonleague games for the remainder ...
A student waits to get off a bus Aug. 9, 2021, at Hannah Marie Brown Elementary School in Henderson. The Clark County School District’s transportation department’s roster of bus drivers is about 15% down from its full complement, which is causing havoc for children who ride a school bus daily and their parents.
'The bus is late again': Parents run low on patience; CCSD says it’s doing what it can
Sept. 21, 2021
Clark County schools are down hundreds of bus drivers in a sprawling district where about 125,000 students require transportation. Officials say the shortage isn’t sudden, but it is now at unprecedented levels …
Jada Watson, a high school senior takes notes as she takes an online course at the Acceleration Academy, Craig Road campus, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.
Acceleration Academy helps push students to earning their diploma
Sept. 19, 2021
Jada Watson is not the archetypal high school student. She only takes one class every few weeks while juggling long work hours at a Las Vegas cleaning service. Then, in December, she will graduate with a high school diploma, hoping to attend a …
Health care workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the UNLV School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Las Vegas.
School District will pay unvaccinated employees for time getting COVID tests
Sept. 15, 2021
Clark County School District employees who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 will be paid for the time they spend getting district-mandated weekly tests for the disease. The district and the ...
Students are shown on UNLV campus Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.
UNLV ranked among the most diverse college campuses
Sept. 13, 2021
UNLV is one of the most diverse college campuses in the country, according to the latest annual Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. UNLV was part of a four-way tie for first in ...
Clark County School District Trustee Linda Cavazos speaks during a news conference at Cortney Middle School Thursday, July 9, 2020.
School Board member gets death threats after vaccination vote
Sept. 8, 2021
The president of the school board for metro Las Vegas says she's received death threats since the district approved a requirement for employees to get ...
A woman holds up a sign during a special Clark County School District meeting at the Clark County Government Center Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. The CCSD Board of Trustees heard public comment on a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for Clark County School District  teachers and other employees.
Trustees approve vaccine mandate for CCSD employees
Sept. 2, 2021
Clark County School District trustees said they will eventually require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, handing down the decision after a seven-hour meeting that ended early today.
CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara speaks to the media regarding the first day of in-person school, Monday March 1, 2021.
CCSD to consider requiring COVID vaccination for employees
Aug. 27, 2021
The district says in a proposed resolution that it wants students to stay in school for full-time, in-person learning this year, and is relying on several strategies to minimize disease spread.
Theresa Nolan, Executive Director of Clinical Operations for UNLV Medicine, fills syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at UNLV, Monday, April 5, 2021.
Health officials requiring COVID vaccine for Nevada college students
Aug. 20, 2021
Nevada college students will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend on-campus classes. The state Board of Health today approved adding COVID-19 to the ...
Elena Choi, 5, puts on her mask as she starts kindergarten during the first day of school Aug. 9, 2021, at Hannah Marie Brown Elementary School in Henderson. There have been 351 self-reported cases of COVID-19 among students and staff since Aug. 1 in the Clark County School District, including 262 children, according to CCSD data. A total of 124 elementary school students — those not yet eligible for the vaccine — have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CCSD.
9 days into the school year, and CCSD is scrambling with COVID issues
Aug. 19, 2021
The new school year, with the coronavirus vaccine available to everyone age 12 and up, was designed to be hosted on campus. But only 45% of Clark County residents are fully vaccinated, which has contributed to …
Police: Legacy High student arrested after gun found in backpack
Aug. 12, 2021
A Legacy High School student was arrested today after he brought a handgun to school. Two students got into an altercation ...
The Clark County School District administration building in Las Vegas.
School District adds more COVID testing sites for staff
Aug. 11, 2021
The Clark County School District has added designated COVID-19 testing sites to accommodate unvaccinated staff and those who have not provided proof of vaccination. The move was ...

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