Clark County Television (CCTV) will begin airing the meetings of the Clark County School Board starting Thursday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m., providing a larger audience for its activities and greater transparency.
“It’s important that residents have the ability to watch these proceedings on television,” said Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, a vocal advocate for the move, “especially now during the pandemic as they make important decisions regarding local education. Airing these meetings will provide greater transparency and give residents a deeper understanding of the issues faced by our school district.”
Segerblom said he has sought to have the meetings aired since 2009 when he served as a member of the Nevada Assembly and pushed legislation to make it happen. Prior to Thursday’s meeting, School Board proceedings have generally only been available for viewing over the Internet at the district website, www.ccsd.net.
“We are excited to have our meetings going live on Channel 4, as we think it will be great for the community to have more access to important discussions about school issues,” said Clark County School Board Trustee Linda Cavazos.
“The Clark County School District Board of School Trustees appreciates the continued support of and partnership with the Clark County Commissioners,” said CCSD Board of School Trustees President Lola Brooks. “I want to personally thank Trustee Linda Cavazos and Commissioner Tick Segerblom for helping drive this work during an especially challenging time. The Board of School Trustees is always excited when new avenues to increase transparency become available and allow us to keep the public informed.”
CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4/1004 on Cox cable, reaching more than 500,000 households, and on CenturyLink on Channels 4 and 1004 as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. Live streaming of CCTV programming is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. One may watch CCTV on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV via the YouTube app.
The County Commission authorized the activation of what would become CCTV in February 1997 and Commission meetings were aired live shortly thereafter. But meetings of the Clark County School Board have only rarely been aired on CCTV, such as when the board has met at the Clark County Government Center. Clark County and the Clark County School District are separate legal entities with separate governing boards.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.