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Board of School Trustees names Corbett as District D rep

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Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 12/05/2013 11:03 pm
The Clark County School District once again has a full school board. Board members voted today to select the newest member during a meeting this afternoon. News 3's Sergio Avila got a chance to speak to the new member.

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Board of School Trustees voted to appoint Stavan Corbett to serve as the trustee for District D.

The seat was vacated October 23, 2013 with the resignation of Trustee Lorraine Alderman who served since January 2011.

"It's important for all areas of the county to have a representative on the school board because we are stronger when the needs of all students are fully supported," said Board President Carolyn Edwards. "I'm grateful that Stavan Corbett applied to fill this role and take part in the important decision making that will impact the lives of more than 314,000 students and their families. I am confident that the constituents of District D will be well represented by Mr. Corbett and I look forward to working with him as the district continues to improve."

District D includes 14 Zoom Schools established at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year to focus on the needs of students who are English Language Learners. During the current and next school year, district Zoom Schools will receive $39.4 million in additional state funding to support resources designed to provide students with unprecedented support in gaining key reading skills, including pre-kindergarten programs, expanded full-day kindergarten programs with smaller class sizes, summer school offerings and Reading Skills Development Centers.

"I appreciate that our trustees chose a candidate who spoke today about representing the diverse needs of families and the community in District D," Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said. "I look forward to working with Stavan Corbett to hear his perspective on how we can work together to increase student achievement for every student in every classroom."

Corbett will resign his current position on the Nevada State Board of Education and take his seat on the Clark County Board of School Trustees before the Dec. 12, 2013 meeting. Corbett will complete Lorraine Alderman's term which will end Dec. 2014.

There will be an election for the District D seat in Nov. 2014 with the winner taking the oath of office in Jan. 2015.

-- News release


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