LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Clark County School District Board of Trustees could revisit and vote on Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara’s resignation next Thursday.

An item on the board’s meeting agenda says the board may consider accepting the resignation of Dr. Jara – and if so, it will be effective at the end of the day next Friday. If accepted, the board will also name an Interim Superintendent until a permanent replacement is found.

This news comes after the board previously rejected Dr. Jara’s request for a buyout of his contract earlier this month.

Dr. Jara also canceled his annual State of Schools address in late January to be at his family’s side during his mother’s last days. He instead submitted a transcript of the canceled speech to the board. In the speech, Dr. Jara claimed that CCSD was “better off” than it was in 2018 before he assumed his current role.

It said in part, “Winston Churchill said it best, ‘A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty,’ and I did!”

The teachers’ union has also described Dr. Jara’s resignation as “suspicious.” Clark County Education Association leadership points to the current lawsuit over Dr. Jara’s alleged social media posts describing President Marie Neisses as a “mistress.” The school district is claiming his account was hacked, but the union is demanding the district fire him.

The Board of Trustees will meet to decide Dr. Jara’s fate next Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.


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