Good afternoon. This is Nevada State Superintendent Jhone Ebert, I wanted to take a moment this afternoon to acknowledge our hardworking teachers, support staff, principals parents and community across our state. Last night, Governor Steve Sisolak signed an executive
directive that provided opportunities for schools, And I wanted to share a couple of those with you. The first one is the alignment of the school year to the 30-day directive so that schools will not go into session any earlier than April 16 following the guidelines of our medical professionals. Second, it eliminated the state-mandated testing for the rest of the school year. Along with those pieces, it also afforded us to continue learning opportunities for students across this state using distance education or learning at home options For this moment, this afternoon, I wanted to share with you, what our educators have been doing. The first call out is to Carson City School District. They have a website up that has elementary, secondary lesson plans up on it. Our students and parents can access that information and use it at home. In addition to not only having access to the internet, the school district has made sure that students have access to paper copies of the materials and access to their teachers. The second one was in Nye County. Nye County was missing coolers for their school busses so they could deliver cold food. Students in Clark County raise money and found 30 coolers for Nye County School District Children. And the last one is Lyon County Schools. In less than 36, or 48, hours, They marshalled their resources to be able to deliver over 2,300 meals to our students. All of this coming together is critical at this point in time. We don’t have all the answers right now, but what I do know is that our educators are working extremely hard. One thing is sure. That I am thankful for everything that everyone is doing each and every day, and most importantly that we know education is important for our state. Have a great afternoon.