WCSD Board of Trustees to Discuss Strategic Plan Goals, Budget at Upcoming Meeting

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell

WCSD Board of Trustees to Discuss
Strategic Plan Goals, Budget at Upcoming Meeting

 What: As part of our ongoing commitment to keep media partners and the community apprised of important issues in the Washoe County School District (WCSD), please see the information below regarding the upcoming meeting of the WCSD Board of Trustees.

When: Tuesday, September 26
             2 p.m.
Where: Washoe County School District Administration Building
              425 E. Ninth St.

Details: To read the agenda, visit https://washoeschools.diligent.community/document/27206/Board%20of%20Trustees%20Regular%20Meeting%20-%20Sep%2026%202023/?printPdf=true

To watch a livestream of the meeting, visit www.washoeschools.net/live

Written public comments may be submitted before and during the meeting at publiccomments@washoeschools.net 

On the agenda: 

  • Trustees will consider whether to authorize the purchase of 1,321 laptop computers for students, using $499,892 in grant funding to replace computers that are outdated or broken. The laptops will address learning loss and will allow schools to efficiently pivot to distance learning for pandemic mitigation or other reasons. For more information, please visit: https://washoeschools.diligent.community/document/453c1d0a-0c6f-4471-a147-e096ac18d231/
  • Members of the Board will discuss the possible purchase of 84 replacement school bus camera systems, which would provide upgraded systems and replace cameras and wiring that were initially installed in 2009. The purchase price estimate is $249,991. For more information please visit: https://washoeschools.diligent.community/document/c71f09e1-7d15-46f0-bcd2-f389c06d0c12/
  • Capital Projects Department is requesting the purchase of new interactive Promethean ActivPanels at approximately six schools for an estimated total cost of $634,729. Funding would be provided by the State of Nevada’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established in the American Rescue Plan and authorized by the 2021 Nevada Legislature. Trustees are scheduled to consider and vote on this item: https://washoeschools.diligent.community/document/5912fcba-7879-4358-8d0d-1158e9d33c42/
  • Trustees will hear a presentation about the Excellence Targets established for each of the five goals of the WCSD 2023-26 Strategic Plan. These goals include: strong start for every child; student voice and advocacy; safety and belonging; academic growth and achievement; and empowering all learners for their future. These Excellence Targets were created collaboratively by the district’s leadership team, which also identified key actions for staff as they work to achieve excellence for all students. For more information, please visit: https://washoeschools.diligent.community/document/3a27c516-40e9-434e-acb3-72bf52b89280/
  • Trustees will consider a preliminary budget for implementation and support of the Strategic Plan, which will center around key strategies and initiatives aligned to the five goals of the Strategic Plan and districtwide supports. Staff will discuss the initiatives during the presentation. The Board will be presented with a preliminary budget for implementation and support of the strategic plan in the estimated amount of $10 million. For more information, please visit: https://washoeschools.diligent.community/document/c41fd312-e2eb-4159-a67e-ef570a7b7293/
  • Trustees will join with the community in adopting a resolution to recognize September 15 through October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. WCSD celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of communities whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. WCSD is committed to celebrating and affirming every student by name, strength and need and providing culturally sustained environments where our diverse students can learn and thrive. For more information, please visit: 
    https://washoeschools.diligent.community/document/bc4449bb-bd7d-4ff6-ae6d-02c69dfed7d8/ for the text of the resolution in English, and https://washoeschools.diligent.community/document/3063ba24-2d53-4b2c-ab64-9d5fbbdf232d/ for the text of the resolution in Spanish. 



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