With Schools Closed, CIS Scramble to Assist

Many of the 320,000 students in the Clark County School District rely on their schools for more than learning.

Nearly two-thirds of the district’s students qualify for free or reduced meals in the school cafeteria. And nonprofit groups typically deliver their services on campus.

Since schools closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus, the script has been flipped, with organizations now reaching out to young clients disbursed throughout Southern Nevada.

Tami Hance-Lehr, chief executive officer of Communities In Schools of Nevada, told State of Nevada that her organization is trying to make sure children don’t fall through the cracks.

Listen to the full interview here.