$40 million may be lost in CCSD and teachers union squabble
A chance for local schools to receive $40 million in federal grant money may be slipping away. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A chance for local schools to receive $40 million in federal grant money may be slipping away.
Clark County School District needs the teacher's union to sign off on the application for the "Race to the Top" initiative, but the Clark County Education Association refuses.
The deadline to file an application was October 30, but the federal government has issued an extension because of Hurricane Sandy.
But, CCEA says they likely won't sign at the last minute; they feel the school district did not collaborate with them on the proposal.
"Our main issue is not a union management issue with the district; it's a professional issue. They did not collaborate with us," says Ellen Holmes, the Director of Professional Learning at CCEA. "
"I can tell you that is absolutely not factual," responds district spokesperson, Amanda Fulkerson. "We have documented emails and phone calls of our conversations with leadership directly.Asking them to please come to the table."
CCSD is now exploring its legal options to file the application without the union's support.