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Cutting jobs is one of the ways CCSD may have to save money

Posted at 7:23 PM, Nov 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District (CCSD) is considering possible job cuts for next year if students don't return to schools. 1,480 jobs to be exact could be in jeopardy if distance learning continues.

CCSD Chief Financial Officer Jason Goudie said there are three areas where cuts could be made, impacting around 700 custodians, 100 support employees, 650 bus drivers, and 30 CCSD police positions.

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The savings from those cuts would amount to $37.5 million dollars for the remaining half of the 2020-2021 school year.

The “Distance Education Staffing and Financial Impact Summary” document was presented at the last board meeting for information purposes.

While CCSD says it was a request for information from trustees and no action was taken, it created controversy from the moment it was announced.

As soon as the school board of trustees knew about the summary, the back and forth started.

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Marie Neisess, Clark County Education Association’s president, said that this is both concerning and alarming.

Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara is not recommending cutting positions at this time.

However, it depends on the school district's situation next year that could determine whether or not any of this could happen.