Supporting Our Schools

Driving Support

We unite the community to address immediate needs in the Clark County School District. Together, we are driving support to our public schools.

What We Do

In partnership with the Clark County School District, PEF helps guide effective investments in education to meet critical needs of our students, families, and educators. We bring public and private partners together to ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed in school and in life.

“When the business community has wanted to invest in education, they’ve trusted the Public Education Foundation, and I am proud to be part of an organization  that is working hand in hand with our school district.”

Peter Guzman, President and CEO, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce

Growing Initiatives

Teacher Pathway

Teacher Pathway recruits, supports, and retains diverse, qualified individuals committed to a teaching career in CCSD. This “grow your own” teacher training program focuses on addressing Clark County’s chronic teacher shortage.

CCSD Employee Recognition

CCSD and PEF partner to recognize CCSD team members for their commitment to supporting students throughout our community. Employees from across the District nominate their colleagues who demonstrate exceptional performance and commitment to student achievement for the annual CCSD Employees of the Year Awards, honoring the Teacher, Support Professional, School Administrator, and Central Administrator of the Year.

Family and Community Engagement Course

Family engagement is essential to the success of our public school students. To empower educators with tools to improve family connections to the classroom, we have developed an affordable virtual Family and Community Engagement Course in partnership with Southern Utah University. This course is an inexpensive way for educators to remove the three-credit Family and Community Engagement Course provision from their license or renew their license. Learn more or register here.

Past Initiatives

As the needs of our public schools change due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, we continue to adapt to provide critical support.

Direct Care For Kids

When school buildings closed, PEF immediately partnered with Communities In Schools Nevada and Spread the Word Nevada to provide books and educational materials to students so they could continue learning from home. Together, we provided nearly 60,000 kits to students across Clark County.

Connecting Kids Nevada

When school districts decided to start the 2020-2021 school year online, the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force partnered with PEF, Communities In Schools Nevada, and the Elaine P. Wynn and Family Foundation to identify and connect students with the tools they needed for distance learning. Within four months, we reached every student in the state utilizing online learning and ensured each had a connection to a device and reliable internet at home.

Focus on the Future for Kids: Community Input Process

PEF partnered with Opportunity 180 and the Guinn Center to launch Focus on the Future for Kids. The community input process informed CCSD’s spending priorities for $777 million in American Rescue Plan funds and established a longer-term kids-first vision for our schools. More than 15,000 community members engaged in input conversations or completed the feedback survey to share their vision for schools and how CCSD should spend incoming federal funds.

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