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Jara receives unanimous no confidence vote from Las Vegas valley principals

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Posted at 9:09 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 00:26:49-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Secondary principals cast a unanimous vote of no confidence in Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara at a union meeting in Las Vegas today.

Just two days ago, Jara made an announcement on the district's website to cut 170 dean positions from middle and high schools throughout CCSD.

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The Clark County Association of School Administrators and Professional-Technical Employees says it conducted the vote against Jara for the following reasons:

1. Making this catastrophic decision without consulting your principals who are charged with implementing your vision, meeting the structures of NRS, and ensuring the learning and safety of our students.

2. The unconscionable manner that our Dean of Students were informed of your unilateral decision without any regard to their leadership, hard work, loyalty, and countless personal sacrifices.

CCASAPE President and Principal of Eldorado High School David Wilson says the vote included all available secondary principals and the only ones who did not vote were unavailable due to planned vacations or conflicts due to school being out.

This is the first no confidence vote taken by CCASAPE principals in the organization's 47 year history, according to Wilson.