Tuesday marks the deadline for Clark County School District principals to balance their budgets.
The internal deadline comes less than a week after Superintendent Jesus Jara announced that dean positions would be reinstated, which means the district is still looking at a $17 million shortfall.
Middle and high school principals and school organization teams were tasked with recalculating their individual budgets ahead of the new school year. They'll need to cut about $98 per student out of their budget.
"I trust that our principals will be able to balance our budget on the first day of school, Aug. 12, with a classroom teacher and a classroom," Jara said.
Dean jobs could still be on the chopping block. CCSD says principals are allowed to utilize "all options" to balance their budget. They are not required to fund all deans.
For now, all deans will report back to their previous school site until any budget modifications are approved by the school district.
If a principal does decide to eliminate one or more dean position, it's their decision who stays and goes.
CCSD released a FAQ sheet to clear up any confusion.