School Plan of Operation Resources

TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY

Assembly Bill 469 (2017) Section 16(7):

"On or before January 15 of each year, the superintendent shall determine, in consultation with the principals, school associate superintendents and organizational teams of each local school precinct, any additional authority ... to recommend transferring to one or more local school precincts."

On October 26, 2017, the Board of School Trustees approved the transfer of responsibilities and the associated fiscal resources to be placed in the 2018-2019 School Strategic Budgets for ensuring a clean, well-maintained learning environment and school technology support and compliance.

On January 11, 2018, the Board of School Trustees approved the transfer of responsibilities and the associated fiscal resources to be placed in the 2018-2019 School Strategic Budgets for direct services to schools, with the implementation of Service Level Agreements.

  • Service Level Agreements for these services will be developed by June 30, 2018.
  • With the release of the tentative strategic budget (January), general estimates of the cost of all centrally-funded school-allocated services combined will be provided based on a general per-pupil calculation that reflects all CCSD students.

Ensuring a Clean, Well-Maintained Learning Environment

Based on Regulation 4211 – Supervision of Custodial Employees, which was amended in September of 2017, principals will have the responsibility for selection, supervision, and payroll for all custodial personnel at their site. Additionally, schools will have the fiscal resources that support ensuring a clean, well-maintained learning environment placed in their strategic budgets for fiscal year 2018-2019.

School Technology Support and Compliance

Principals will also have the responsibility for selection, supervision, discipline, evaluation and payroll for site-based technicians at their sites. Additionally, schools will have the fiscal resources that support school technology support and compliance placed in their strategic budgets for fiscal year 2018-2019.

Centrally-Funded School-Allocated Instructional Services

All funding for specified centrally-funded school-allocated instructional services, listed below, was approved by the Board of School Trustees for transfer to schools’ strategic budgets, and the authority for carrying out the responsibilities for those services was approved for transfer to schools through the service level agreements process described below. The funds to be transferred to school budgets are for services provided directly to schools; other related funds will remain centrally allocated.

Services include: assessment, athletics, student activities, fine arts, orchestra, summer school, staff development services, education services, attendance enforcement, safe and drug-free schools, legislatively mandated defibrillator and EpiPen services, credit recovery, graduation services, alternative student programs, gifted and talented education, Moapa Valley farm, English language learner school services, English language learner testing, and Prime 6 field trips.

Centrally-Funded School-Allocated Operational Services

All funding for specified centrally-funded school-allocated operational services, listed below, was approved by the Board of School Trustees for transfer to schools’ strategic budgets, and the authority for carrying out the responsibilities for those services was approved for transfer to schools through the service level agreements process described below. The funds to be transferred to school budgets are for services provided directly to schools; other related funds will remain centrally allocated.

Services include: transportation, vehicle maintenance, landscaping, utilities, technology support, school site administration - Human Resources allocation, trash disposal, and Human Resources extended-day staffing.

Centrally-Funded School-Allocated Ancillary Services

All funding for specified centrally-funded school-allocated Ancillary services, listed below, was approved by the Board of School Trustees for transfer to schools’ strategic budgets, and the authority for carrying out the responsibilities for those services was approved for transfer to schools through the service level agreements process described below. The funds to be transferred to school budgets are for services provided directly to schools; other related funds will remain centrally allocated.

Services include: police services, Partnership Office field trips and University of Family Learning services and staff.

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS

For the 2018-2019 school year, schools will continue to purchase the services listed above from District Central Services using their strategic budget allocation. Schools will be provided detailed information regarding the service and will have the opportunity to collaborate on the development of service level agreements (SLA). SLAs will contain, at a minimum, the following information:

  • A description of the purpose of the service provided for under the agreement.
  • A description of any laws, policies, regulations, or administrative directives pertaining to the delivery of the service.
  • A description of the roles and responsibilities of the local school precinct in purchasing the service from Central Services.
  • A description of site-based decision-making that the principal of the school has over the provision of the service.
  • A description of the scope of work and measures of quality for the service provided by Central Services.
  • A description of the recourse that a local school precinct has if it is dissatisfied with the service provided under the service agreement.
  • A description of the fee for the service provided by Central Services to be charged to the local school precinct budget.

A feedback mechanism will be established as part of the SLA process. Feedback will be obtained during the 2018-2019 school year to include measures of performance, cost of services to individual schools, and the school’s satisfaction with the service. The information provided in SLAs and the process for gathering feedback from school communities will inform discussions regarding services that principals may opt to obtain from alternate providers in future years. School plans that may lead to requests for proposals will be brought back to the Board for consideration pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute 332.