Student Safety

Bullying

CCSD is committed to providing a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment for all students and employees in all District facilities and school-sponsored events. CCSD takes a strong stance against bullying and cyberbullying. Under NRS 388.122, “bullying” means written, verbal or electronic expressions or physical acts or gestures, or any combination thereof, that are directed at a person or group of persons, or a single severe and willful act or expression that is directed at a person or group of persons. (See CCSD Policy 5137 for the full definition of bullying.) Under NRS 388.123, “cyberbullying” means bullying through the use of electronic communication. The term includes the use of electronic communication to transmit or distribute a sexual image of a minor. A student who is a “substantiated” victim of bullying and/or cyberbullying may be reassigned to another public school at the parent/guardian’s request.

This requirement does not supersede the District’s ability to discipline offenders in accordance with CCSD regulations. To report or discuss bullying at your child’s school, please contact your school principal/administrator, or visit either safevoicenv.org or ccsd.net/students/bully/.

The Nevada Legislature has recently enacted Assembly Bill 371, which extends the provisions of the existing bullying and cyber-bullying laws to additionally prohibit and address incidents of
discrimination based on race. CCSD will comply with AB 371 and will amend its policies and regulations as appropriate.

SafeVoice

Students, parents, and faculty throughout Nevada have access to SafeVoice, an anonymous reporting system used to report threats to the safety or well-being of students. SafeVoice was established by the Nevada Department of Education under Senate Bill (SB) 212 in 2017 to protect student wellness, prevent violence, and save lives. SafeVoice is found at NRS 388.1451 to 388.1459. In partnership with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the SafeVoice program provides students with a safe place to submit tips concerning their own safety or that of others. A fully trained professional team of experts responds in an appropriate manner 24/7/365. Tips always stay anonymous.

SafeVoice reports can be made through the hotline by calling 1-833-216-SAFE (7233), electronically at safevoicenv.org, or through a free mobile app available in the app store for either Android or iPhone.

GoGuardian

To support the Clark County School District’s one-to-one device initiatives and deployments, distance and blended learning, mental health support initiatives, and to comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-rate program rules, the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), and the Protecting Children In the 21st Century Act, CCSD requires a content filtering, management, theft recovery, alerting, and remote teaching/proctoring solution. CCSD will continue the usage of GoGuardian districtwide for the 2021-2022 school year.

GoGuardian is deployed to the students’ nv.ccsd.net user accounts as an extension and the application functionality will be enabled when a student is logged into a Chromebook or Chrome browser on any operating system with their nv.ccsd.net user account, regardless of whether the device was issued by CCSD or is a personal device.

The GoGuardian Suite is utilized for content filtering and blocking access to harmful or inappropriate websites. GoGuardian also provides class management tools for teachers to help in keeping students on-task and away from distracting content during instructional time. In addition, GoGuardian Beacon 24/7 provides alerts to CCSD staff 24 hours a day, monitoring online activity that is considered a life-safety issue or threat such as actively planning a suicide or self-harm. More information for parents/guardians can be found in the GoGuardian Parent Information document.

Though GoGuardian may provide protection against inappropriate content for students, monitor online activities, and alert for life-safety issues, no filtering or monitoring system is perfect. CCSD cannot and does not represent that inappropriate or objectionable material can be completely filtered and does not guarantee that all life-safety issues will be detected. Parents/guardians are still responsible to actively monitor their child(ren).

Additional information on the GoGuardian Suite can be found on stutech.ccsd.net. Parents should frequently review the content, including apps, media files, etc., of students’ mobile devices to ensure that they are being used appropriately. If parents are concerned or have questions regarding the use of the devices, they may contact school staff for clarification.

School Police Promote Safety

The Clark County School District Police Department (CCSDPD) is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment conducive to learning. There are 189 certified school police officers who provide police services to the District. School police officers patrol District schools and facilities 24/7/365. Campus-based school police officers are assigned to most traditional high schools. The department has a Bureau of Professional Standards, Operations Support Bureau, an Investigations Bureau, a Traffic Bureau, and a K-9 unit. The CCSDPD also provides oversight of CCSD’s Security System and Emergency Management Departments.

All school police officers are certified Category I peace officers through Nevada Police Officer Standard of Training. School police officers have the powers to make arrests, issue citations,
enforce traffic laws, and investigate crimes that involve students, staff, and school property.

Call school police dispatch at 702-799-5411 in case of a school-related emergency or for incidents outside regular school hours.

The Operation Crime-Free Schools tip line, 702-799-0228, allows anonymous reporting of information concerning unsafe or crime-related activity at a school.

For more information about CCSD police, visit https://ccsd.net/departments/police-services.