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After months of turmoil, CCSD balances budget

Posted at 11:15 PM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 09:50:48-05

After months of making cuts, the Clark County School District's embattled budget is finally balanced. 

During a board meeting Thursday, the Clark County School District Board of Trustees voted to approve a final budget plan.

Turmoil hit the district when a $60 million budget deficit was discovered. Trustees blamed the shortfall on a number of factors including a change in enrollment rates and a lack of funding from the state. 

In order to balance the budget, trustees shaved off millions of dollars in spending and cut filled and vacant positions. 

Autumn Tampa lost her position and was reassigned to a lower-paying position. 

"I've just been trying to figure out how I'm going to pay my bills," Tampa said. 

A spokesperson for the district said trustees worked hard to minimize the impact the cuts would have on individual schools and students. 

The final budget plan will be submitted to the state.