LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Embattled Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara revealed that his scheduled January “State of the Schools” address was canceled due to a “personal family matter impacting Dr. Jara,” according to a CCSD spokesperson.

Instead, Jara elected to release a letter to the CCSD Board of Trustees on Feb. 12, highlighting the alleged progress made in the district during his tenure.

“I am proud and humbled to have led the Clark County School District through some of history’s most exciting and turbulent times. We have shared countless challenges, opportunities, and successes, and we did it all together.”

CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, Feb. 12, letter to Board of School Trustees

He noted that he attached an overview of “FOCUS: 2024 District Strategic Plan goals” that he said outlines “goals through the lens of the Council of the Great City Schools Window or Mirrors report.”

Jara also included a list of accomplishments he said were achieved under his stewardship, calling himself “incredibly proud” of the work and commitment performed by his administration.

The trustees voted not to meet his payout demand.

“I am excited and encouraged to watch the new strategic plan take form and for the success ahead,” he added.

He concluded the letter by imploring all community leader to be “champions for kids.”

“We must unite, be strategic, and expect more of ourselves to deliver for our students,” he said.

Jara submitted his conditional resignation on January 30. The CCSD Board of Trustees voted down the superintendent’s requested buyout of his contract and negotiations are ongoing.


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