LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The union representing educators within the Clark County School District has filed a grievance over the continuing support staff payroll issues.
The Clark County Education Association held a hearing with the school district on Wednesday to get a resolution for the educators whose pay was adversely impacted on the Jan. 25 pay period.
CCSD staff rallied outside district headquarters on Thursday, ahead of a school board meeting that evening, as employees said they were still missing money from their paychecks, and it was affecting their lives.
"We try to do our job to take care of other people's kids, but we're not able to afford to take care of our kids," said Antoinette Shook, who has been a CCSD bus driver for eight years.
Several support staff that included bus drivers and teachers told 13 Action News that their paychecks have been short for several payroll cycles.
"I don't think that we should have to apply for assistance from Medicaid because we don't make enough," Shook said.
The district responded to these reports and said it would be running an additional payroll cycle to address the remaining educators CCSD has identified as being owed compensation, along with correcting all identified payroll system errors.
However, the CCEA also requested the following:
-Every educator adversely affected by CCSD’s payroll issues be made whole, including but not limited to being reimbursed for any fees and penalties they face.
-Upon an educator’s request, CCSD will provide a letter to any creditor and/or debt collector explaining the CCSD payroll error and timeline to be properly compensated.
-CCSD run an additional payroll cycle after 2/13/20, if further issues exist.
-Educators be paid interest on the monies CCSD withheld.
The nonprofit organization urged educators to contact the union about any payroll concerns.