Dwight Jones came to Las Vegas in October 2010 with a four-year contract, an annual salary of $270,000 and $100,000-plus in benefits to be Clark County School District superintendent. Hired after a costly months-long, secretive recruiting process, he brought the Colorado Growth Model to measure student achievement by annual improvement, but teachers and administrators found this system imposed on them without preparation. He imported high-priced consultants, including some old friends. Then he resigned in March because of his mother’s ill health. She lives in Dallas. He moved back to Colorado, without having made much of a dent—except, apparently, in further reducing school district morale, with the district still among the nation’s lowest-rated.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.